1956 Parkhurst #33: Cal Jones

Cal Jones 1956 Parkhurst football card

Cal Jones

Team: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Position: guard

College: Iowa

Hometown: Steubenville, OH

Honors: Outland Trophy, College Hall of Fame

Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy. He also placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1955. (See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.) Jones died in a plane crash with four members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders: Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco, Ray Syrnyk, and Gordon Sturtridge.