Tyrone Jones was a dominant player in the Canadian Football League and was a fan favourite for the 9 years that this fierce linebacker played. Beginning in 1983 Ty played for 8 years with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers: 1983 - 1987, 1989 - 1991. Ty played 1 game for the NFL Phoenix Cardinals in 1988 , 1 season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1992 and 1 year with the BC Lions in 1993.
Tyrone was an integral member of the 1984 Grey Cup Champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers team where he won the Grey Cup Most Valuble Player Award and also had a league record (Grey Cup) 4 sacks in the game. Tyrone lead the team to a Grey Cup victory again in 1990 and had 1 sack. Ty is the Winnipeg Blue Bomber sack leader of all time with 84 sacks over the span of his 8 years with the Blue Bombers and also holds the CFL Grey Cup sack leader race with 5 sacks. Ty finished his career with 110 sacks.
Ty has been voted a CFL AllStar 4 times (1984, 1985, 1986,1987) and a Divisional AllStar 5 times during his career. Ty was the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1985.
A vocal and intense player, Ty never failed to rev up the fans and get under the skin of the opposition.
Ty was born in St. Mary's, Georgia on August 3 1961 and went to and played for Southern University.
In August of 2005, Ty was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and he bravely fought this disease for some 3 1/2 years before passing away on June 10, 2008 at 4:30 a.m., at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga., which is 45 minutes from his hometown of St. Mary's. Ty was 46 years old.and leaves behind 3 fine sons.
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