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Howard Jones

Howard Jones (College football.  Born, Excello, OH, Aug. 23, 1885; died, Toluca Lake, NY, July 27, 1941.)  Although he was to earn fame as the long-time coach at Southern California (1925-40), Howard Harding Jones learned both football and coaching at Yale.  Jones played for powerhouse Yale teams before his 1908 graduation, coached there in 1909, […]

Keyshawn Johnson

Keyshawn Johnson (Pro football.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1972.)  After 216 pass receptions in his first three seasons, Keyshawn Johnson established himself as one of the premier receivers in the N.F.L.  His receptions were good for 2,938 yards (13.6 per catch) and 23 touchdowns.  Following an all-America career at Southern California, Johnson was […]

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll (Pro football.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 15, 1951.)  Head coach of the Jets for the 1994 season, Pete Carroll was the field boss for two days less than a year.  He replaced his long-time friend Bruce Coslet on Jan. 7, 1994, after an 8-8 season.  Carroll was the first man hired for Coslet’s […]

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