JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars’ new “pawfensive” lineman is going to turn heads faster than Jaxon De Ville does in these upcoming seasons, not only with his cuteness, but with his legendary name -- Maurice Bones-Drew, or “Mojo.”
This puppy’s name is a play on the name of iconic running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
“Mojo,” a 17-week-old golden retriever, is not only joining the Jags -- he’s also training in the K9s For Warriors Puppy Program and will eventually become a service dog for military veterans. Although he won’t get much playing time, his screen time and popularity amongst the fans will make up for it.
According to a recent news release from the Jaguars, “Mojo” has a busy season ahead of him.
“‘Mojo’ will be training in and around Jaguars events and on game day, learning skills such as alerting his owner to someone approaching, retrieving items, assisting with mobility and, of course, offering unconditional love and support,” the team said.
The release states that K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. His life-saving and heart-warming training is being sponsored by Dream Finders Home and the Jaguars.
Mojo will be in the K9s For Warriors Puppy Program for 10-14 months before he begins the training to become a service dog. Be sure to attend a Jags game in the fall to see “Mojo” score some touchdowns and treats!
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