Four-time Olympic bobsledder Randy Jones voted into Duke University's Athletics Hall of Fame

May 30, 2018, 10:26 a.m. (ET)

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Four-time Olympic bobsledder Randy Jones voted into Duke University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Randy Jones (left) and his crew after winning the Olympic silver medal in 2002. (Photo: Getty Images)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (May 30, 2018)- Randy Jones, one of the most decorated bobsledders in U.S. history, will join an elite class of athletes in a September 21, 2018 induction into Duke University’s Athletics Hall of Fame.


Jones, a four-time Olympian who earned three World Championship medals and an Olympic silver as a push athlete, is set to be honored by his alma mater, where he broke school records in both football and track.


Jones said his induction is especially sweet because he got voted in by current members of the hall of fame.


“When I was looking at the list and seeing the process where all of the current members vote in new members, that’s an honor,” he said. “Some of them had stellar collegiate careers, some went on to do great things after college. My career in college was okay, I was a multisport athlete but definitely didn’t shake up the world by winning the Heisman trophy or making the Olympics in track, but my career at Duke shaped me into a great person, and I think that’s what they look for too when they induct people into the hall of fame.”


Jones’ lengthy bobsled career began following his graduation from Duke in 1991 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. A group of bobsled pilots saw his numbers and contacted his track and field coach at Duke. Just weeks later, Jones won push championships that summer in Lake Placid and made his first Olympic team in 1994.


Jones went on to compete in three more Games, capping his Olympic career with the silver in the four-man event with Todd Hays, Bill Schuffenhauer and Garrett Hines in 2002 on home ice in Park City, Utah, marking the first four-man medal for the U.S. since 1956. His illustrious career also included two World Championship bronze medals in 1993 and 1997 and a World Championship silver in 2003. Jones retired from bobsled in 2006 and now serves as the Director of Technology at Omnicom Media Group.


Other former Blue Devils set for induction in September include former NBA All-Star Elton Brand, Katie Chrest Erbe (lacrosse), Candy Hannemann (golf), Lindsey Harding (basketball), Bob Harris (broadcaster), Ryan Jackson (baseball) and Shelden Williams (basketball).


“It’s an honor to look at them and say ‘Wow, I’m going in with these guys,’” Jones said. “But none of these guys are four-time Olympians, so I’ve done something they couldn’t do and they did something I couldn’t do. That’s how I’m looking at it.”


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