Florida State legend Marvin Jones to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Florida State linebacker Marvin Jones is finally heading to the Hall of Fame.
The Seminole legend was officially announced as a member of the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame class on Monday afternoon. Here’s the announcement:
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) January 10, 2022
Jones was remarkably consistent across a three-year career for the Seminoles. He totaled at least 110 tackles in each of his college seasons, finishing with 369 tackles for his career. He also made 27 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and 3 interceptions in his career.
He was a two-time All-American and won the Butkus and Lombardi Awards in 1992. He was also a unanimous All-American that season, which was his last in Tallahassee.
Florida State finished in the top 4 of the AP Poll in each of his three seasons. It finished at No. 2 in 1992, which was the Seminoles’ first season in the ACC. They went 32-5 over his three-year career.
Jones went on to have an 11-year career in the NFL. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and spent his entire career with that franchise.
Remarkably, Jones started in all 16 games in each of his final six seasons in the NFL. He totaled 129 starts and made 1,029 tackles before retiring after the 2003 season.
He’s the 10th Florida State player to join the College Football Hall of Fame.