Anthony Jones, a 1999 graduate of Tates Creek High School in Lexington, has been chosen for induction into the Wofford College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jones, a 2003 graduate of the Spartanburg, S.C., school, will be among three to enter the Hall of Fame when Wofford inducts its newest class on Sept. 26.
The Wofford Hall of Fame recognizes "those former athletes and coaches who, by outstanding athletic achievement and service, have made lasting and significant contributions to the cause of sports at Wofford College, the Spartanburg community, South Carolina and the nation."
Jones was a standout on the defensive line at Wofford and holds career records in tackles for loss with 66 and career sacks with 30 and a half. He was named first team All-Southern Conference in 2002 by the media and coaches, and earned second team All-America honors from The Associated Press in 2002.
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As a senior, he played in all 12 games with 58 tackles. He led the team with 28 tackles for losses of 98 yards, which is a school record, and had 151/2 sacks for losses of 78 yards, which ranks second in school history in a single season.
Jones was a fullback and defensive lineman at Tates Creek. He was named to the Herald-Leader's 1998 Class of the Commonwealth list of the state's top 22 seniors.
Jones, aptly nicknamed "Heavy," was the driving force behind Tates Creek's run to the Class 4A finals his senior year.
"What made him so good was his strength, his explosiveness and his tenacity to get to the football," Coach Joe Ruddell said at the time.
"Defensively, he really controlled things on his side of the line of scrimmage. And he was a heck of fullback. He punished people trying to tackle him."