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    Sunday, December 24, 2006

    FSU Retro Look Back: Marvin Jones

    Marvin Jones, a two-time consensus All-American at linebacker for the Noles from 1990-1992, became the first Seminole to win two national awards in the same year, earning the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and the prestigious Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman or linebacker in 1992. A native of Miami, Fla., he was a defensive force on the 1993 Florida State national championship team and was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary football team in 2002.

    Jones played middle linebacker for the Jets from 1993-2003 and recorded a career high 135 tackles in 2000. Jones was drafted in the first round with the 4th overall pick out of FSU in 1993. Jones signed a one-day contract along with Mo Lewis with the Jets to retire following the 2004 season. Jones finished his career with 1200 tackles, the third highest total in Jets history.

    Nicknamed "Shade Tree" Jones was named a first team All-Pro in 2000. In that same year Florida State inducted him into their Football Hall of Fame.


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