|Arizona State Ring Of Honor For DL Coach Jeffcoat|
Tempe, Ariz.-----San Jose State University football defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat is one of four former Arizona State football players that will be inducted into the University's Ring of Honor.
The ceremony will take place Thursday, October 18, when the Sun Devils host Oregon State at Sun Devil Stadium.
Now in his second season on the Spartans' coaching staff, Jeffcoat was one of the best defensive linemen ever to play for Arizona State. The Long Branch, N.J., native earned All-Pacific-10 honors his junior and senior seasons. A 1982 Associated Press honorable mention All-America, he was viewed as the leader of the nation's number-one defense in the country that year. Jeffcoat played in the 1983 East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl all-star games before the Dallas Cowboys used the 23rd overall selection in the NFL draft on the all-star defensive tackle.
Jeffcoat went on to play 15 seasons in the NFL, 12 with the Cowboys and three with the Buffalo Bills, and was credited with 102.5 career quarterback sacks, one of the top-25 totals in league history. He was a starter on the Cowboys' Super Bowl XXVII and XXVII winning teams.
Inducted into the Arizona State University Hall of Fame in 1994, Jeffcoat will become one of just three defensive linemen to be enshrined into the Ring of Honor at Sun Devil Stadium.
Linebacker Bob Breunig, a Jeffcoat teammate with the Dallas Cowboys early in his NFL career, defensive end Bart Ah You and wide receiver J.D. Hill, a 1970 first-team All-America, are joining Jeffcoat as 2012 inductees.
Instituted in 2010, membership now is limited to four inductees per year. Eligibility is based on being out of college a minimum of 20 years and broadly acknowledged to have had an outstanding career at Arizona State. With the 2012 inductees, there will be 16 players and head coach Frank Kush in the Arizona State Football Ring of Honor.
View Jeffcoat's Ring Of Honor conversation here.