Homer Jones American Football Wide receiver

Homer Carroll Jones (born February 18, 1941 in Pittsburg, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver, who played for the National Football League's New York Giants from 1964 to 1969, and for the Cleveland Browns in 1970. Six-foot-two and weighing 220 pounds, Jones was a cousin of Hall of Fame receiver Charley Taylor of the Washington Redskins and Browns' defensive end Joe Jones. Jones attended Texas Southern College (now Texas Southern University), a historically black college, and starred in track and field as well as football, running the 100-yard and 220-yard dashes. He was drafted in 1963 by his hometown team, the Houston Oilers of the American Football League, but suffered a knee injury in training camp and was cut. The Giants offered Jones a bus ticket to New York and payment for knee surgery. Known as "Rhino" to his teammates, he wore uniform number 45 in New York. Having seen players such as Giant teammate Frank Gifford and Green Bay Packers star Paul Hornung celebrate touchdowns by throwing the ball to fans in the stands, Jones decided to come up with his own post-touchdown maneuver.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 18th, 1941
United States of America
Places lived
Pittsburg , Texas
pop. 4,518 (2013)


1. Texas Southern University Colleges/University

Texas Southern University (shortened to Texas Southern, or simply TSU) is a historically black university located in Houston, Texas, United States.

Institution info

Type Public university
2010. 31 mil. $
Institution colors
3100 Cleburne St, 77004 - Houston, Texas
2010. 6,964
2009. 7,252
2010. 2,593
Acceptance rate
2010. 39.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 7.44 K $
2010. 7.36 K $
2009. 6.4 K $
2008. 6.4 K $
Official web page www.tsu.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Texas Southern University connected by profession and/or age

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