JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Tony Boselli was the Jacksonville Jaguar’s first draft pick in 1995.
- Boselli contributed to the Jag’s longest streak of winning seasons.
- Boselli’s induction is bringing new hope to fans that the team can restore its prominence in the NFL.
Tony Boselli, the five-time Pro Bowler who spurred the Jacksonville Jaguars to multiple playoffs appearances in the first few years of the franchise’s existence, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday.
The 49-year-old, an offensive lineman for Jacksonville from 1995 to 2001, was elected in his sixth consecutive time as a finalist for the honor.
“Tony’s well-deserved selection for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is long overdue and one of the greatest moments in the history of our franchise,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan said in a statement. “Tony embraced being a Jaguar from the moment he was drafted and from there fought for Jacksonville as one of the greatest offensive linemen to ever play the game.
Action News Jax reporter Jake Stofan will have a live report on CBS47/FOX30 at 5.
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