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JONES INDUCTED INTO ABAC ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

Henry Will Jones of Lakeland was posthumously inducted into the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Athletics Hall of Fame. Henry Will Jones, II, (center) the nephew of Jones, received the honor from ABAC Athletics Director Alan Kramer (left) and ABAC President David Bridges (right).  Jones was a member of the 1936 football team, which was the last football team ABAC ever fielded after all the uniforms and equipment were destroyed in a fire after the season.  He also played on the 1937 state junior champion basketball team at ABAC under coach Orion Mitchell. Jones received the prestigious “B” for football and basketball. He was killed in action in the Pacific on Oct. 18, 1944.
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