|Born:||November 22, 1957|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42|
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Willie Lorenzo Jones (born November 22, 1957) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.
Jones was inducted into the Florida State Seminoles Hall of Fame in 1988.
Jones played college football at Florida State University from 1975 to 1978. During his career he recorded 20 sacks and was an All-American as a senior. He was the defensive MVP of the 1977 Tangerine Bowl and MVP of the 1979 Senior Bowl.
Jones was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He played three years for the team from 1979 to 1981 and led the team in sacks as a rookie with 10. He was also a member of the Raiders Super Bowl XV victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Married to Tarralyn Jones, CEO TJ's Designs & Events, 2x breast cancer survivor, brain tumor survivor,motivational speaker, and author (book Release Jan 2021) ~ "Living A Masked Life". (ref) https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-sp-christian-jones-nfl-cancer-1128-20191128-gju5rygr5je5xg2rtbi5qbbtsq-story.html His son, Christian, played college football at Florida State and currently plays for the Detroit Lions.