Cal Jones

Cal Jones

Calvin Jack Jones (February 7, 1933 – December 9, 1956) was a college football player for the University of Iowa. Jones is one of only two Iowa football players (along with Nile Kinnick) to have his jersey number retired by the school. Jones became the first Hawkeye, and the first African-American, to win the Outland Trophy in 1955. He played one year with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Interprovincial Football Union. He died in a plane crash after playing in the East–West All-Star Game on the way to watch the 1957 Rose Bowl.

Cal Jones is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.

Read more about Cal JonesYouth and Recruitment, Playing Career, Death, Honors, Personal

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... Player Position Tenure 24 Nile Kinnick QB 1936-39 62 Cal Jones OG 1952-55 Over the course of the team's history, individual Hawkeye players of exceptional ability have received many ... numbers retired by the Hawkeye football program are Nile Kinnick #24 and Cal Jones #62 ... Iowa's only Heisman Trophy in 1939, while Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy in 1955 ...

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