Strong-side linebacker: Mike Jones (1997-2000)

Strong-side linebacker: Mike Jones (1997-2000)

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Super Bowl stop

Rams linebacker Mike Jones stops Kevin Dyson's attempt to reach the end zone on the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV between the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 30, 2000. (Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com)

A college running back at Missouri, Jones was switched to linebacker by Al Davis in Oakland. A free-agent pickup by the Rams in 1997, Jones always did his job, almost always was in the right spot. That was never more evident than the "The Tackle" (above) of Kevin Dyson to preserve the Super Bowl victory over Tennessee.

Ben Frederickson

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