Homer Jones Dies: NFL Star and Originator of ‘The Spike’ Was 82
Homer Jones, a former NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants (1964–1969) and Cleveland Browns (1970), has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 82.
Recognized for his considerable size and speed, Jones was a well-respected footballer player who, according to Deadline, still holds the NFL record for career yards per reception at 22.3 yards. He was also credited with inventing the “spike” touchdown celebration.
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