Jones, Ellis

Ellis Jones (deceased) played football at Abilene High from 1939-41. He then played guard and linebacker at Tulsa where he was a first-team all-American and played for the College All-Stars in their annual game against the defending NFL champion Chicago Bears in 1944. He then played one year for the Boston Yankees in the NFL, accomplishing all of that despite having lost an arm in a childhood accident at age 11. He died in 2002 in Greeley, Colorado, at the age of 80.