NFL to honor Deacon Jones

Updated: June 23, 2013, 12:10 AM ET
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The NFL will honor the late David "Deacon" Jones with an award in his name given to the league leader in sacks.

The NFL's top pass-rushers will vie for the Deacon Jones Award for the 2013 season, according to NFL.com. The tribute was announced Saturday as part of Jones' memorial service in Los Angeles.

Jones, a Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, died earlier this month of natural causes. He was 74.

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