One of Duke's all-time great wide receivers, Cedric Jones starred on the gridiron for the Blue Devils from 1978-81. The Weldon, N.C., native capped an outstanding career with 42 receptions for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season, and received team MVP, first team All-ACC and second team All-America honors for his efforts.
Jones led the ACC in receiving yardage in 1981 and, as a sophomore, returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown versus Wake Forest. The top receiving yardage game of his career came on October 24, 1981 against Maryland when Jones caught six passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns.
Jones, who served as a team captain at Duke in 1981, concluded his career with 99 catches for 1,732 yards and 21 touchdowns. He represented Duke in the prestigious Senior Bowl following his senior season. A third round draft choice of the New England Patriots, Jones professional career spanned nine seasons. He helped New England to an appearance in Super Bowl XX and finished his career with 191 receptions for 2,703 yards and 16 touchdowns.