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Johnny Jones

Full name: John Wesley "Johnny" Jones
Nickname(s): Johnny Lam
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: April 4, 1958 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Texas Longhorns, Austin (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Lam Jones earned his nickname as a wide receiver for the Texas Longhorns in the late 70s. A teammate's name was also Johnny Jones, so they were called by the names of their hometowns – "Ham" Jones and "Lam" Jones for Lampasas, Texas. Before starting college, Lam Jones had placed fourth in the loom at the 1976 Final Trials, but was nominated for the individual event in Montréal when Houston McTear withdrew because of injury In the Olympic 100 m, Jones finished sixth, but won a gold medal in the relay after running an outstanding second leg. Jones never won a major title, his best finish being second in the 1977 NCAA 100 m. Lam Jones went on to pro football where he became a wide receiver for the New York Jets from 1980-84, after being drafted in the first round. He finished his career with 138 receptions, averaging 16.8 yards/catch. Hampered by injuries, his best year was 1983, when he had 43 catches and 4 touchdowns.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.23 (1976); 200 – 20.67 (1977); 400 – 46.16 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 6
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final 6 10.27 6
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.30 3
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.46 7
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.43 6

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States USA Final 1 38.33 2
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.51 8
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 38.76 4