The 20 Biggest Baddest Bears in History Series; #19 Stan Jones
No. 19 Stan Jones
Stan Jones (photo courtesty of chicagobears.com)
Stan Jones was a nasty offensive guard who was one of the first players in the history of the NFL to utilize weight training to get himself in shape for the season. Jones played 13 seasons for the Chicago Bears, first as a guard, and then, as a defensive tackle.
He was a nasty run blocker who was one of the most feared pulling guards of all time. Jones was fast and powerful and earned seven straight Pro Bowl honors during the 1950s.
After his successful stint as a guard, Jones was utilized as a defensive tackle and was a part of one of the best Bears’ defensive units in team history. That 1963 defensive unit led the Bears to an NFL title.
He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in 1991.