National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame (2000)
Stan Jones was the starting right tackle on the Terp defense that allowed only 31 points during 10 regular season games in 1953. With Jones leading the way, Maryland recorded six shutouts and allowed only one team, Georgia, to score more than six points.
It all added up to a 10-0 regular-season for the Terps, who captured the national championship despite an upset loss to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.
Jones earned consensus All-America honors in 1953 and was chosen “Outstanding College Lineman of 1953” by the College Football Coaching Board. A fifth-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears, Jones went on to have a lengthy pro career. He spent a majority of his career with the Bears (1954-65) before finishing at Washington (1966).
“I was very prepared for the NFL when I left Maryland,” Jones said. “From my coaches who taught me football to my professors who taught me anatomy, physiology and weight training, I received a great education. I couldn’t have picked a better place to go.”
Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991 and selected for the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.