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Roy Firestone: I Love Deacon Jones, Everybody Did

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(FOX 11 / AP) The NFL will give the Deacon Jones Award to each season's leader in sacks as a tribute to the legendary defensive end, according to NFL.com.

The announcement was made at a memorial service for Jones in Los Angeles on Saturday, per the report.

Jones was a prolific pass rusher who is credited with inventing the term "sack." He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. The sack became an official statistic starting in 1982.

Jones died on June 3, at the age of 74.

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