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Harvey Jones bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Harvey (Tyrone) Jones

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1983 - 1987, 1989 - 1991

Saskatchewan Roughriders

BC Lions

Awards and Honours

Western All-Star Outside Linebacker
1984 - 1986 (3)

Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Star Outside Linebacker
1984 - 1987 (4)

Most Valuable Defensive Player in the Grey Cup
1984 (1)

Norm Fieldgate trophy
1985 (1)

CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player
1985 (1)

Eastern All-Star Outside Linebacker
1987, 1990 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1984, 1990 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1984, 1990 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in quarterback sacks with 18 during the 1983 season.

  • Won the Bert Oja Award for being the Most Valuable Lineman for the Blue Bombers in 1987.

Prior to joining the CFL, Harvey (Tyrone) Jones played college football at Southern University where he was the leading tackler with 136 tackles, 90 solo and 46 assisted. He was the team's defensive captain and chosen as the Defensive Most Valuable Player in 1982.

Jones signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1983. In 1984, he helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a Grey Cup Championship over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was chosen as the Most Valuable Defensive Player in the Grey Cup Game, as well as being named a Western All-Star and CFL All-Star for the first time in his career. By the 1985 season, Tyrone Jones had established himself as one of the premier linebackers in the CFL being voted Most Outstanding Defensive Player that season as well as being Western All-Star and CFL All-Star for the third year in a row. The 1987 season would be Jones last the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before taking a year and a half hiatus from Canadian football. Jones would return to the Blue Bombers half away through the 1989 season. In just nine regular season games he accumulated 35 defensive tackles, 11 assists, 1 fumble recovery, and interception for 21 yards and a touchdown.

Jones led the Blue Bombers defensive unit in 1990 with a total of 11 sacks, 66 defensive tackles, 21 assists, 4 interceptions for 14 yards and 2 fumble recoveries. On special teams, he managed 10 tackles and 9 assists. He was selected as a divisional All-Star for the fifth time of his career and won his second Grey Cup Championship. Jones would spend one season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and one season with the BC Lions at the end of his career. At the time of his retirement, he was second for Most Sacks in a Grey Cup Game with 4. He held the Blue Bomber record for Most Sacks, career with 98 and Most Sacks, Single Game with 4.5.

Harvey (Tyrone) Jones passed away June 10, 2008 at the age of 46 after a three year battle with brain cancer.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012 as a player.

Class of 2012

Jack AbendschanDamon AllenDavid BraleyPeter ConnellanHarvey JonesEric Lapointe

Milton Stegall

Football Reporters of Canada

Steve MiltonDan Ralph

Jones, Harvey (Tyrone)
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