|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2012|
Professional Football Player, College Football Coach. For six seasons (1948 to 1953), he played at the halfback and defensive back positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers. He attended Sand Springs High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at University of Tulsa, where he was a multi-sport athlete who lettered in track, baseball and basketball, in addition to football. In 1947, he led the Hurricanes in rushing yards with 661. Boone's talents were accomplished so that he was drafted by both the Chicago Bears and New York Yankees, opting to pursue a football career. Selected by the Bears during the 22nd round of the 1948 NFL Draft, he appeared in 63 regular season games. He established himself as an effective special teams player by totaling 725 yards with 12 touchdowns. Following his playing career, he remained in the sport initially coaching at the high school level and later returning to the collegiate ranks at Reedley College. From 1973 to 1975, he served as head coach of the Fresno State University Bulldogs. He was inducted into the Tulsa Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999. In recent years, Boone had suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: C.S.)
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Career Stats: 130 Rushing Attempts, 497 Yards, 69 Receptions, 1,251 Yards, 12 Touchdowns. Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, J.R. Boone|
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