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Six to join Weber State Hall of Fame
Five former athletes and one former coach will be the class of 2011 inductees to the Weber State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
This year’s hall of fame inductees include football player Tim Jones.
Also included are men’s basketball coach Ron Abegglen, men’s distance runner Joel Atwater, men’s basketball player Wat Misaka, men’s distance runner Jeremy Tolman, and men’s golfer Carito Villaroman.
The former Wildcat greats will be honored at the Wildcat Club Hall of Fame Banquet on Oct. 21 and at WSU’s home football game against Southern Utah on Oct. 22.
Jones was a standout quarterback for the Wildcats in the 1960s, shortly after WSU became a four-year institution and joined the Big Sky Conference. He earned Associated Press All-America first team honors in 1965 and 1966 and also earned All-Big Sky first team honors those same seasons.
In 1965, he led the Wildcats to an 8-1 overall record, as the Wildcats were ranked as high as fifth in the nation that season. Jones led the nation in total offense with over 400 yards per game.
In 1966, the ‘Cats finished 6-3 overall and Jones led the Big Sky in passing and total offense.
Following his two-year career at WSU, Jones became just the third Wildcat ever drafted in the NFL when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 1967 NFL draft.