Walter Jones to be inducted into the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Published 05/08 2014 08:01PM

Updated 05/08 2014 08:06PM

BIRMINGHAM – The former All-Pro offensive line for the Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones will be one of eight to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

A native of Aliceville, AL, Jones played offensive tackle and tight end for Holmes Community College. He was named Mississippi Junior College Player of the Year in 1994. He played one year at Florida State where he earned second team All-ACC honors.

He gave up his senior year and entered the 1997 NFL Draft where was the sixth overall draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks. He played his entire career with the Seahawks. He was first team All-Rookie (1997), nine time Pro Bowl selection, seven time All-Pro selection, was the NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year (2005), selected to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, and is a member of the Seahawks 35 Anniversary team. He is only the second player in Seahawk franchise history to have his number retired. In 2006, he topped the list of the 101 best NFL players by the Sporting News. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014.

Other members of the ASHOF Class of 2014 include: Ruthie Bolton (Basketball), Red Cochran (posthumously) (Football), Bill Cody (Football), Eli Gold (Broadcasting), Travis Grant (Basketball), David Magadan (Baseball), Major Ogilvie (Football); along with Distinguished Alabama Sportsmen Dr. Kennith Blankenship and Charles Kelley.

For ticket information to the May 17th Induction Banquet at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, call the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at 205-323-6665.

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