AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former University of Texas wide receiver and track standout Johnny “Lam” Jones, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1976, has died after a long bout with cancer.
He was 60.
Jones was all-Southwest Conference football player in 1978 and 1979, scoring eight touchdowns of 45 yards or longer
in his career.
Jones was 18 when he ran the second leg of the U.S. men’s winning 400-relay at the Montreal Games.Jones played five years in the NFL, all with the New York Jets. His best season was 1983 with 43 catches for 734 yards and four touchdowns.