Hall of Fame Class of 2002
Football (1946 to 1949)
Track and Field (1947 to 1950)
Wrestling (1948 to 1950)
Basketball (1947 to 1948)
George Jones exemplified what pioneering in athletics for African Americans meant during the post-war era. A graduate of Garden City High School in Kansas, Jones moved to Denver shortly before his enrollment at Colorado A&M in the fall of 1946. An outstanding athlete in high school, Jones immediately made an impact on the football team as a freshman earning a varsity letter. He also joined the track team his freshman year, becoming the first African American in school history to compete in track and field. In 1947 he joined the basketball team becoming the first African American in school history to play basketball and in 1948 he earned the first letter in basketball for a black athlete. Jones was a member of the wrestling team as well. He was a member of the Raisin Bowl team and also earned all-conference honors in 1948 and 1949 at end. z
After graduation, Jones worked at Martin-Marietta for 20 years and also worked for 10 years at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
- First CSU African American Athlete in Basketball & Track
- First black CSU football player to earn first-team all-conference honors in football
- 12-time letter winner
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Cross country recap: Mock leads No. 22 Rams to ...
Jerrell Mock is having quite an impressive freshman campaign as a runner for the CSU men's cross ...
CSU Rams Gameday: Football vs. Utah State, Oct. 18
On Saturday, Oct. 18, Colorado State (5-1, 1-1 MW) will host defending MW Mountain Division...
Volleyball recap: Rams fly past Falcons
No. 6 Colorado State earned its 20th win of the season Friday night, sweeping Air Force at the...
Soccer Recap: CSU suffers road loss at San Jose...
The Colorado State Rams (4-11-0, 2-5-0 MW) are still searching for their first win away from home...
Tennis Recap: Rams wrap up third day at USTA/IT...
After the first two days at the USTA/ITA Mountain Championships, the Colorado State women's...
State of Courage: Amy's new challenge
Colorado State celebrated former swimmer and six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken by...
Postgame Quotes -- Colorado State football vs. Utah State - October 18, 2014 - Sonny Lubick Field...
Volleyball recap: No. 6 Rams sweep 2nd-place Lobos
No. 6 Colorado State won its 14th-straight match with a three-set sweep over second-place New...