Green Bay Packers: Who wore this number best? #96
Sean Jones: Helped Packers make the jump to Super Bowl
The Jamaican born Sean Jones came to Green Bay in 1994 and played opposite Reggie White as the Packers’ defense helped lead the team to two consecutive Super Bowls and one title in 1996.
Jones was drafted originally by the Los Angeles Raiders in the second round (51st overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.
He played his first four seasons in Oakland before moving on to Houston to play six years for the Oilers.
But it wasn’t until he joined the Packers in 1994 at the tail end of his career that Dwight Andre Sean-O’Neil Jones, also known simply as Sean Jones, would win a championship.
When Jones joined the Packers to join Reggie White on the opposite end of the defensive line the Packers became legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Jones was the missing piece of a line that, in addition to White, already included Gilbert Brown and Santana Dotson.
In three seasons and 47 regular season games with Green Bay, Jones collected 24.5 sacks, 107 tackles and 38 assists. He also forced 7 fumbles, recovered five fumbles and scored one touchdown.
Going out on top, Jones called it a career after winning a Super Bowl Championship in 1996. In all, he ended up playing 13 seasons as a defensive end in the NFL. During that time, he missed only six games.
A solid player for the Green Bay Packers, it was nice to see him earn his championship in his final season.
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