Two-Time Super Bowl Champ-Franklin Co. Lion Tony Jones Passes Away

A former Franklin County Lion football great has passed away.

According to, “Tony Jones, a starting tackle on two of the Denver Broncos‘ championship teams, has died, the team announced Friday. He was 54.

Jones, who started at right tackle in the Broncos’ win in Super Bowl XXXII and started at left tackle when the team won Super Bowl XXXIII the following year, played 13 seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland BrownsBaltimore Ravens and Broncos after he entered the league as an undrafted rookie in 1988.”

Jones was born in Royston, Ga. and after his playing days at Franklin County High School, played college football at Western Carolina.

He was inducted into the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame as a charter member on July 17, 1998.