Before Walter Jones became the best offensive lineman in Seahawks’ history, the former left tackle was one of their first-round draft choices in 1997. Before that, he was an under-the-radar, off-the-charts blocker for one season at Florida State University.
Before that, Jones attended Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. Tonight, he will be inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. While at Holmes CC, Jones played tackle and tight end, allowing only one sack in two seasons. In 1994, he was named Mississippi Junior College Player of the Year by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Jones tweeted the following this morning: “Getting ready for night will be inducted into the holmescc Sports Hall of Fame.”
In 13 seasons with the Seahawks, Jones was voted to a franchise-record nine Pro Bowls and also named All-Pro seven times. Not surprisingly, he was named to the NFL’s All-Decade teams for the 2000s and voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. Jones had his No. 71 retired in 2010 and is expected to be the next player added to the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor.
Jones’ tweet was accompanied by this photo from his Instagram account: