Multiple media outlets are reporting Friday, and the Osceola has confirmed through multiple sources, that former Florida State linebacker Marvin Jones will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of its 2022 class.
Jones starred at FSU from 1990-92, earning All-American honors in all three seasons. As a freshman, Jones was a third-team AP All-American. in 1991, Jones was a consensus first-team All-American. In his final season in Tallahassee, Jones was again a consensus first-team All-American and won the Butkus and Lombardi Awards.
“Marvin Jones was a truly amazing football player,” said former FSU linebackers coach Wally Burnham, who coached Jones for all three of his seasons in Tallahassee. “He is one of the best to ever play linebacker in college. Marvin was a great leader, worked hard and demanded the best from himself and those around him. He was everything a coach was looking for in a football player. And on top of the caliber of football player he was, he is also a great person.”
After his junior season, Jones entered the NFL draft and was selected as the fourth overall pick by the New York Jets in 1993. In 11 seasons with the Jets, he played in 142 games and recorded 1,016 tackles.
Jones is the head coach of the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Football league. This past season, Jones’ second with the Beef, Omaha won the CIF championship.