March 28, 2006
Santa Clara, Calif. - Brent Jones, the former San Francisco 49ers tight end and Santa Clara All-American, was honored recently for his work as the spokesperson for the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative Dads and Daughters. During the State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament held in San Jose, Calif. in late February, Jones was presented with a commendation for his work with BAWSI from San Jose City Councilmember David Cortese.
Jones was joined by his daughters, Courtney and Rachel, during the commendation from Cortese, who was accompanied by his daughter Angela. Jones was rewarded for his promotion of BAWSI Dads and Daughters, which encourages fathers to play an active role in creating real dreams for their daughters by taking them to see women athletes compete.
Jones was a four-year letterwinner at Santa Clara University, where earned Kodak, Associated Press, and Football news First Team All-American honors in 1985. He finished his career as the second best receiver (catches and yardage) in program history. Additionally, Jones was a three-time All-Western Football Conference selection and the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 1985. After originally being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers following his standout college career, Jones returned to the Bay Area in 1987 to play for the San Francisco 49ers. He was named an All-Pro in 1992 and 1994 and was a member of the 49ers Super Bowl Championship squads in 1988, 1989, and 1994.