Benjamin Jones '23

Ben Jones played football at Grove City from 1919-22 and helped Grove City to a 20-9-3 aggregate record during his career. Jones started at fullback, halfback and tackle during his career. As a junior in 1921, he captained the Grove City squad that posted a 7-2 record and won the Class “B” championship (small colleges) in Western Pennsylvania.
Grove City then went 5-3-1 in Ben’s senior season under second-year head coach Guy “Chalky” Williamson. As a freshman, Jones helped Grove City to a 6-0-1 season. In his sophomore season, he played for Grove City coaching legend Bob Thorn.
Following his collegiate career, Jones became a pioneer in the early days of the National Football League. He spent six years in the NFL from 1923-28. As a rookie, he earned All-NFL after helping the Canton Bulldogs to an 11-0-1 record and the NFL title.
He also won NFL titles with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924 and the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926. He led the Yellow Jackets with nine touchdowns during their title season.
For his career, Jones scored 25 touchdowns in the NFL.