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Marvin Jones


Marvin Maurice Jones

Inducted 2022

Date of Birth



Miami, FL


Florida State University (1990-1992)


Marvin Jones was a dominant force on Florida State's stellar teams in the early 1990s and became the first player from the university to win two national awards in the same season. The Miami, Florida, native is the eighth Seminole player in the College Football Hall of Fame. A two-time First Team All-American, Jones earned consensus honors in 1991 and unanimous honors in 1992. He won the Butkus and Rotary Lombardi awards and finished fourth for the Heisman Trophy during his stellar 1992 season. Jones tallied 111 tackles that year while guiding the Seminoles to the ACC title, an 11-1 record and the No. 2 final ranking after a win over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. The 1992 First Team All-ACC selection was also named the Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year and received the Jack Lambert Trophy. Jones tallied 125 tackles in 1991 while leading Florida State to an 11-2 record and a No. 4 final ranking following a win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl. A Third Team All-American as a freshman in 1990, he guided that squad to a 10-2 record, No. 4 ranking and a win in the Blockbuster Bowl. Prior to FSU joining the ACC in 1992, Jones was a two-time First Team All-South Independent selection. He ranked seventh in Seminole history with 369 career tackles despite playing just three seasons. One of 11 players in school history to have his number retired, Jones was inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000. Coached by College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden, he played alongside Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks, Terrell Buckley, and Charlie Ward during his time in Tallahassee. The fourth overall selection in the 1993 NFL Draft, Jones played his entire 11-year career with the New York Jets from 1993-2003. Jones coached in the Champions Indoor Football League from 2019-22. His teams won the championship in 2021 and reached the championship game again in 2022. He was named the first head coach for the league’s Tulsa Oilers when they begin their inaugural season in 2023.


Height 6'2"

Weight 244

Career Highlights

  • 1992 Butkus Award Winner
  • 1992 First Team All-America
  • 1992 Jack Lambert Trophy Winner
  • 1992 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1992 Sporting News College Football Player of the Year
  • 1991 First Team All-America
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