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Walter Jones: ‘It’s Just Been A Great Year For Me’

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Walter Jones in 2004 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Walter Jones in 2004 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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All in all, it’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for Walter Jones.

The college team for which he played, Florida State, won the national championship. The NFL team for which he played, the Seattle Seahawks, won the Super Bowl. And Jones, a nine-time pro Bowler, was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

“It’s been great,” Jones said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “It’s been overwhelming for me. For my college team to win the national championship and for Seattle to take the championship and for me to get in the Hall of Fame this year, it’s just been great. It’s just been a great year for me, man. I’ve just been enjoying the moment.”

Jones, 40, played his entire 13-year career in Seattle, from 1997 to 2009. He played in the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XL loss to the Steelers in 2006 – a game in which many felt Pittsburgh was aided by some questionable officiating. Jones couldn’t help but think about that game as he watched Seattle dismantle Denver, but he was happy and proud nonetheless.

“I think as a player, you think about that,” he said. “You think ‘Man, we had this opportunity to bring it back, and we didn’t do it.’ That’s the way that the chips lay. We didn’t play our best football on that Sunday. So for me to able to witness that and see the team bring the championship back to Seattle, that was so rewarding to me – even knowing that I wasn’t a part of it. I started my career with Seattle, and I ended my career with Seattle. To see them bring the Lombardi to Seattle still feels good to me.”

Continue reading and listen to the entire interview at cbssportsradio.com

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