Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Ed “Too Tall” Jones was elected to the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Jones, the first overall pick of the Cowboys in 1974, had a fantastic career at Tennessee State, where he attended originally to play basketball.
After two seasons playing basketball, Jones moved to football and became a two-time All-American and finished his career ranked third in school history in sacks in a single season (12) and fifth in career sacks with 38. “Surprised,” Jones said of the recognition. “To be honored now is very humbling. Tennessee State turned out lots of pros for a Division II school. A lot of those athletes were considered prospects by the pros.”