Walter Jones Enters the Holmes Community College Hall of Fame

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WalterJones300_0426Congratulations to former Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones, who was one of five professional athletes inducted into the 2013 Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25th in Goodman, Mississippi.

Jones attended Holmes Community College for two seasons, where he was named Mississippi Junior College Player of the Year by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in 1994. Jones played both offensive tackle and tight end, and he allowed one sack in two seasons.

“You put your mark on this college, and for these people to recognize you and put you in the Hall of Fame is a great honor,” said Jones on his induction.

In 13 seasons with the Seahawks, Jones was voted to a franchise-record nine Pro Bowls and also named All-Pro seven times. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade teams for the 2000s and voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. Jones had his No. 71 retired in 2010 and is expected to be the next player added to the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor.

Joining Jones in the induction ceremonies were football players Chris White and Duane Starks, who won Super Bowl XXXV with the Baltimore Ravens. From the diamond, the class included Roy Oswalt, a 12-year MLB veteran, and former professional baseball player Xan Barksdale.