Mystery Quiz DD3 by DixonD

Question 6

Give the first name of the football player referred to by Donald Fagen in this quote: "At that time, there had been a lineman with the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers, [BLANK]. We weren’t serious football fans, but [BLANK]'s name was in the news a lot in the 1960s and early ‘70s, and we liked how it sounded. It also had two syllables, which was convenient..."

DEACON (Jones)