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NFL | To give Deacon Jones Award to sack leaders

Beginning in 2013, the NFL will honor the annual league leader in sacks with the Deacon Jones Award, Ian Rapoport of reports. Jones was 74-years-old when he died of natural causes at his Southern California home on June 4. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the official announcement at a memorial service for Jones at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, June 22. The award is expected to be presented during the annual "NFL Honors" program on the night before the Super Bowl.

2013-06-22 23:52:21 | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Brian McIntyre

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