JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – All eyes are on Jacksonville with the NFL draft beginning Thursday. Coming off a 1-15 season, the Jaguars have the No. 1 pick in the draft for the first time in their 27-year history.
Super fans know the importance of this year’s draft. The Jax League said the future of the franchise is up to that first pick.
The Commish, Tealopatra 9-Oh-Fro, Woman of Teal and Jaxeman make up the Jax League.
“It means everything to me personally and just overall. I was born and raised here, still here and here strong,” said Satchel Whetsel, The Commish.
For this group of Jaguars super fans, it’s the details in their uniforms, how they take on these characters and what they represent. They’ve stuck with the team through the highs and lows.
“The commissioner of all leadership. I chose that name because it should belong to someone that is actually born and raised here and that went through highs and lows. My spirit alone, my fan spirit, my super fan spirit, I always believed is strong enough to hold down the rest of the fans,” said The Commish.
The group formed in 2016 and has never looked back since.
“I’m hoping for a complete draft class above all, but if you’re asking the fan in me, it’s #TealTrevor. He’s coming. I believe he’s coming,” said The Commish.
Who’s ready for #DraftDay?! These super fans are! The Jax League’s The Commish, Tealopatra 9-Oh-Fro, Teal Woman & Jaxeman are ready for the #1 pick!! @jaguars #gojags🐾 @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/w6Pf6owCLS— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) April 28, 2021
He, along with the rest of DUUUVAL, is hoping Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is that first pick.
“Just a great draft class. We need a hit, especially on those first four picks. Those first four picks are pretty key,” said Bryen Olive, Jaxeman.
Jaxeman is a traveling fan who has been to about two dozen stadiums.
“My experience with the Jax League has been amazing -- the friendship, the brotherhood,” said Jaxeman. “We’ve always had each other’s back.”
The Jax League said Thursday is the start of a new beginning.
“This is the beginning of an entirely new way of thinking. We have a new coach. We have a new GM. We’re going to have some new players. We know who our first draft pick is,” said Dee Dee Ellis, Tealopatra 9-Oh-Fro.
Tealopatra 9-Oh-Fro told News4Jax she’s ready to cheer her favorite team onto victory.
It’s a way of life for the squad.
“We love the energy the fan gives back to us,” said Tealopatra 9-Oh-Fro. “It excites them to see us dressed in our costumes, our uniforms, and we’re part of a fan family.”
The Jax League brings energy and excitement to the fan community like no other.
“It’s great. I love it because it brings us into the community,” said Karah Leewe, Woman of Teal. “Every game, there are always people you walk by and you see them smile.”