Tony Jones dead – Two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL offensive lineman dies aged 54

TWO-time Super Bowl champion and former NFL offensive linesman Tony Jones has died aged 54, according to the team. 

Jones, also known as ‘’T-Bone,’’ played 13 seasons with the Browns, Ravens and Broncos. 

After being discovered as an undrafted free agent out of Western California, he was the success story as Denver’s starting right tackle in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII.

Former teammate Rod Smith posted a tribute to his late friend on Twitter.

The tweet reads: “We lost a great man, just happened to be a hell of a ball playa. We love you and miss you Bone. One of the Broncos’ all time best tackles. Greatest dresser of ALL TIME!”

After an early exit from the playoffs at the end of the 1996 seasons, the Broncos snapped up Jones from the Raves, where he would help them win the Super Bowl for the following two years. 

In the first Super Bowl, he held Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White without a sack and limited him to just one tackle. 

He was also named in the Broncos’ Top 100 team in 2019.

Another former teammate, ex-Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey also tweeted his sadness at the news. 

“Terribly sad news today, Tony was a great teammate and wonderful man.

“Always dressed to the nines and always smiling. Lisa and I send love and peace to his family”, he said. 

The cause of death has not yet been provided. 

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