Mike Jones set records as a running back at Missouri. He made one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history, even winning the title while playing for the Rams.
As a head coach the past six years, he didn’t have success.
Jones was fired as the head coach at Division II Lincoln University on Sunday night, according to Austin Kim of ABC 17 news, after going 8-51 since taking over in 2011.
JUST IN: Lincoln Football announces football Mike Jones has been fired.
— Austin Kim (@AustinKKim) September 26, 2016
Jones was the Tigers’ second-leading rusher during his four years, as he played both running back and linebacker. He even ran for 104 yards in a single quarter, a school record. He was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
In 12 seasons of playing professional football, Jones’ biggest moment was simply known as “The Tackle.” In Super Bowl XXXIV, he tackled Titans receiver Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line to preserve the Rams’ championship win.
But that success sure didn’t follow him to his first stint as a collegiate head coach.