Walter Jones Speaker Profile
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Walter Jones Biography
Walter Jones was born January 19, 1974 in Aliceville,Alabama) is a former American football offensive tackle for the SeattleSeahawks of the National Football League.
Walter Jones was drafted by the Seahawks sixth overall inthe 1997 NFL Draft. He started every game he in which he played since hisrookie season and only played for the Seahawks. Jones was a member of the 2005Seahawks team that reached Super Bowl XL against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In2006, Jones topped the list of the 101 best NFL players by the Sporting News.
Jones is a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and six-timeAll-Pro. Jones was perhaps the best at his position in the NFL during the earlypart of the century, exemplified by being voted to the NFL's 2000s All DecadeTeam. He paved the way for Shaun Alexander's NFL record-setting success. From1998 through 2000 he also helped Ricky Watters to achieve three consecutive1,000-yard seasons for the Seahawks.
Walter Jones was recognized by John Madden as the bestplayer in the NFL in 2004 in a broadcast. Madden recognized Walter Jones innumerous broadcasts as the best left tackle in the NFL and possibly one of thebest of all time.
On Thanksgiving 2008, Walter Jones succumbed to a kneeinjury playing against the Cowboys in his 180th and final game. The injuryrequired microfracture surgery to repair and immediately ended his season.Jones tried to play again in 2009, but the knee didn't cooperate. On October28, 2009, Jones was placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks. In a pressconference the same day, Jones stated his intention to play in 2010. On April29, 2010, Walter Jones announced on his twitter account that he would retire.
The Seahawks subsequently announced the retirement of hisnumber, 71, and governor Christine Gregoire declared April 30 to be"Walter Jones Day" in the state of Washington.
On December 5 2010, in a victorious game versus the CarolinaPanthers, in front of a crowd of over 66,000 the Seattle Seahawks honored thecareer and character of Jones by retiring his #71 jersey. His is only thesecond player number (#80 Steve Largent) to be retired by the Seahawks.
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