Letf tackle Walter Jones comes in at No. 7 as we continue our countdown of the Top-75 players in Florida State history. Jones is the best offensive tackle to ever come out of Tallahassee. He spent just two years at Florida State after transferring in from Holmes Community College. Jones redshirted his first year at Florida State before starting 11 games in 1996. Jones was flat out dominant in those 11 games allowing just one sack all year. He was named a second team All-ACC player and was also named to a second team All-American by the Associated Press.
Jones entered early the NFL Draft and was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 1997 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Jones NFL career started off with a bang earning first team All-Rookie honors in 1997. He was named to 9 Pro Bowls during his career and named to the four first team All-Pro teams. He was named to the 2000's All-Decade team by the NFL. His No. 71 jersey is now retired by Seahawks and April 30th is "Walter Jones Day" in the state of Washington. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 in his first year on the ballot.
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