Jones is an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial in Coral Gables, Fla. A 2008 hall inductee, he was a four-year starter for the Miami Hurricanes football team who earned recognition as one of the best college centers as a 1996 All-American and for three years was named to the All Big East first team.
Following his playing career at Miami, he earned two Super Bowl rings in four seasons with the Denver Broncos.
The UMSHoF's other officers who will serve for the 2013-2015 term are:
Gerard Loisel, President-Elect
Richard Horton, Vice President
Marc O'Connor, Treasurer
Tracy Kerdyk, Secretary
Wally DiMarko, Immediate Past President
John Routh, Executive Director
officers are beginning their term at a pivotal time for the UMSHoF," said Jones.
"Not only are we preparing for our largest annual fundraising event, the
June 28 and 29, we are finalizing our plans for the renovation and expansion of
the facility on the University of Miami campus. It is clear that the UMSHoF has
exceeded the vision of its founders. We want to make it a destination for UM
fans nationwide who visit us in Coral Gables or on the Web. Ultimately, we
intend to unveil a new website on which fans can experience Hurricanes sports
history and participate in online auctions of unique sports
Ray Lewis, a former Hurricanes linebacker and two-time Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Ravens, will host this year's activities June 28 and 29 in Islamorada, Fla. The schedule includes a captain's meeting, full day of fishing, awards dinner and live and silent auctions involving sports memorabilia as well as a variety of gift packages. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to anglers in eight categories.
A portion of the tournament proceeds will go to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys and the UMSHoF. For information about tournament participation, including boat entry or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.canesfish.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Hurricanes sports stars slated to participate include NFL Hall of Fame Inductee and 2012 Tournament Host Warren Sapp (Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders), NFL Hall of Fame Member Ted Hendricks (Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders), Brett Romberg (Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons), Gary Dunn (Pittsburgh Steelers), Damione Lewis (St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Houston Texans), and Randal Hill (Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints).