Who is this guy? Getting to know a history-making quarterback from Guilford County

Posted by Andy Durham on June 13, 2015 at 10:11 am under High School | 2 Comments to Read

The name were are looking for is Rod Jones…Got to call to start for the Northeast Guilford Rams back in the 80’s…Sometime around the mid-80’s…Not sure of the exact year….Rod Jones now a service technician for Berico Heating and Air Conditioning…Rod Jones is the name we were looking for….Rod mentioned guys like Jimmy Walden, Roger Carmack and others being the big names for the Rams back in those days…

This former Guilford County high school football quarterback was the first African-American to start at QB for the Northeast Guilford Rams….

His time came back around 1984 in his senior year at NEG…He started at flanker and on defense his junior year and made All-Conference and the like and then came his senior year and his chance to be the first black starting quarterback at Northeast….

He took the job and ran with it and ended up playing college football at North Carolina Central…

Our guest today was coached by Coach Frazier at Northeast Guilford and again he was the first-ever black quarterback to start for the Rams….

Who is this guy???

If somebody doesn’t get him, we will drop in the answer by the end of the day….

This cat could run, that was his strong suit, he could pass too, but most importantly, he was an athlete and he could get the job done….

Who are we looking for???


  • Coach Blue said,

    I remember Rod. Good guy and good football player.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Yes, Rod Jones is the man that we were looking for…