FSU football career rushing leader No. 8: Greg Jones
- 2,535 rushing yards
- 23 rushing touchdowns
- 5.3 yards per rush
Greg Jones was one of the sport’s greatest fullbacks during an era in which there were two backfield threats at all times. In fact, Tomahawk Nation even included Jones in consideration for their running back Mt. Rushmore.
“Greg Jones could walk into a room and make people think he was a bodybuilder- his thighs were tree trunks and his arms were bigger than many other teammates, including some linemen.
“Jones was truly a linebacker in a tailback’s body that struck fear in the hearts of defenders everywhere, particularly poor defensive backs who found themselves filling running lanes only to be rammed by a runaway locomotive wearing garnet and gold.”
Jones was a long-time fixture in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ backfield, making one Pro Bowl during the 2007 season.