Former LSU quarterback Bert Jones will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2016 in December.
Jones is the ninth Tiger inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and led LSU to a 27-8-1 record in three seasons at the helm from 1970-1972.
“We are very excited for Bert,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a press release. “His accomplishments both on and off the field are something that LSU is very proud of. He’s a tremendous ambassador for our university and he’s very deserving of having his name put alongside the great players in college football history with this elite honor.”
In 1972, Jones was LSU’s first consensus All-American quarterback. He was drafted second overall in the 1973 draft by the Baltimore Colts and spent 10 seasons in the NFL. He started 96 games, won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award in 1976 and threw for 18,190 yards with 124 touchdowns.