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Tony Jones
Tony Jones

Chicago, Ill.

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In 1991, was one of 32 finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which at that time was awarded to the best overall (offense or defense) NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player in the nation ... a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference (formerly Gateway) first-team selection ... named the 1991 Milt Weisbecker Illinois State Male Student-Athlete of the Year ... named first-team All-America in 1991 by NCAA College Preview and second-team All-America by Street & Smith ... received Football Gazette Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1991 ... led the 1990 and 1991 teams in both quarterback sacks and tackles-for-loss ... named the team's defensive player of the year in 1990, while also receiving the ISU Rambo Award, for receiving the most weekly player of the game honors during the season ... earned the 1991 ISU Bone Award for the most "bone-crushing" hits ... ranks third in school history with 23.5 career quarterback sacks, including 11 during the 1990 season, which stands at No. 4 in ISU's single-season record book ... also ranks No. 4 in career tackles-for-loss with 39 ... rated as the seventh-best I-AA defensive player in 1991 by The Sporting News ... named the student-athlete of the year in 1990 by the Black Student Union, as part of Black History Month ... a three-time member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll and a four-time member of the Illinois State Drug Ambassadors program.