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  • Position: Defensive back
  • Hometown: Long Branch, NJ
  • College: Rutgers
  • CFL career: 1976 to 1984 (1976-83 seasons with EE / 1984 with B.C.)

A key part of Edmonton’s run to five consecutive Grey Cups from 1978 to 1982, Ed Jones was a three-time CFL All-Star during his eight seasons in Green and Gold between 1976 and 1983.

The Rutgers product began his pro football journey as a ninth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, before making his NFL debut later that year with the Buffalo Bills. Jones played 12 games for the Bills in 1975, registering three interceptions.

He began his CFL career with the Double E in 1976, evolving into one of the best defenders in the CFL. His seminal game in Green and Gold came September 7, 1980 when he recorded three interceptions, including two for touchdowns against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Both feats are tied for first in the EE record book.


Highlights

  • Part of the five-in-a-row teams, winning five consecutive Grey Cup from 1978 to 1982
  • Led the CFL in interceptions with 10 in 1980
  • Four-time CFL West All-Star (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
  • Three-time CFL All-Star (1979, 1980, 1981)

EE Records

  • T-2nd most interceptions in a season (10 in 1980)
  • T-1st most interceptions in a single game (3 on Sept. 7, 1980 vs. Hamilton)
  • T-1st most interception returns for a TD in a single game (2 on Sept. 7, 1980 vs. Hamilton)

EE Stats

  • 110 career regular season games with the EE
  • 31 career interceptions with EE for 355 return yards
  • Three interception returns for a touchdown
  • 5 sacks
  • 7 fumble recoveries