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Former Seahawk Walter Jones inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Seahawk Walter Jones inducted into Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame gold jacket Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Offensive tackle Walter Jones has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jones was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection who spent his entire 12-season career with the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was selected for induction in his first year of eligibility after retiring following the 2008 season.

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Walter Jones, left, walks out on stage with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Seahawks pick for the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York. Jones will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
 File – Former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones/AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

Many regard Jones as one of the best tackles to play the game. According to statistics kept by the Seahawks, he was responsible for allowing just 23 sacks and called for holding just nine times in 180 career games.

Jones was presented for induction by his son, Walterius Jones.

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