8. Herbie Jones, RB/LB, 1965

Jones helped Salpointe go 10-0 in the regular season and win its first city championship in football on his was to becoming the first Lancer to be named an All-American. While the 205-pound bruiser easily won the city rushing title with 1,232 yards and scoring title with 116 points in 1964, his work as a linebacker may have been even more impressive. Jones, a two-way star who was named to the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star All-State teams as a senior, was a key player on the area’s best defense, which only gave up 58 points in its first 10 games, before losing 20-0 to Mesa Westwood in the state semifinals Jones had one of his best performances in regular-season finale when he rushed for 93 yards and three scores in a 26-0 win over Phoenix Brophy. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark the week before that when he had 169 yards and another three touchdowns in a 26-0 win against Catalina.

August 18, 2013 7:49 pm  • 
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