All Inductees

Darryl "Bronc" Jones

Rodeo Personnel

Darryl was born in Electra, Texas on October 17, 1944. He was raised on a working cattle and horse ranch near
Chillicothe, Texas. During his youth he started breaking colts and entering youth and Future Farmers of America (FFA)
sponsored rodeos.
After high school, he ventured across Texas to Commerce and East Texas State University. Competition in the saddle
bronc riding event continued and he represented his college at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA)
Finals in 1968 in St. George, Utah.
Joining the Texas Rodeo Association (TRA) and the Central Rodeo Association (CRA) in the early 1970s he traveled
mostly in Texas and the surrounding states while winning in the saddle bronc riding event.
In 1974, he decided to join the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) where he continued to compete for over
10 years. Often times, when not competing, Darryl “Bronc” Jones was wearing the stripes as a judge. The PRCA-Texas
circuit was formed in 1978 and it was there he served as a judge. He qualified to compete in the circuit finals in the saddle
bronc riding event in 1979, 1980 and 1981 when the finals were held in Abilene and later Ft. Worth, Texas.
“Bronc” was fortunate to be selected by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as one of the cowboys whose picture was
displayed on their advertising billboards across the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Since retiring from the rodeo trail in 1984, “Bronc” has worked on several ranches in the Wichita Falls and Archer City,
Texas area where he presently resides with his wife, Lou; not too far from his early beginnings.