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Bert Jones (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-07

Duration: 00:26:22

Subjects: Jones, Bert, 1951- | Sports | Football players | LSU Tigers (Football team) | McClendon, Charles, 1923-2001


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby-Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Jones, Bert Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 7, 1983, features an interview with Bert Jones conducted by Gus Weill. Jones, a native of Ruston, played college football at LSU from 1969-1972 and professional football for the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams from 1973-1982. He discusses: growing up in an NFL family; having rickets as a child; playing for LSU under coach Charlie McClendon; LSU’s win over Ole Miss in 1972; the importance of leadership; his time with the Baltimore Colts; his trade to the Los Angeles Rams; the neck injury that ended his football career; his life after professional football; and the issue of drugs in professional sports.