JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli was recently admitted to a Jacksonville-area hospital due to the coronavirus, Mike Freeman, an NFL columnist for Bleacher Report tweeted Sunday.
Freeman reported that Boselli was initially in the intensive care unit, but he’s doing better and he’s still receiving treatment.
“The decision to report Boselli’s case was not made lightly and was done after extensive thought and deliberation over the past week,” Freeman tweeted.
Freeman also said he was told that several other current and former NFL players have tested for COVID-19.
Boselli, who will likely be admitted into the Hall of Fame one day, is one of several high profile sports figures who have contracted the virus. Others include James Dolan, Kevin Durant and Sean Payton.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 29, 2020
Boselli, the first draft pick in Jacksonville history, was the Jaguars’ left tackle from 1995 to 2001.
He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, and he played in the AFC championship game in 1996.
In 2006, he was the first inductee into the Pride of the Jaguars, the team’s ring of honor.
For four straight years, he was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.