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Former Jaguar Tony Boselli comes up just short in bid for HOF

Tony played in 91 games in the NFL over seven seasons. Three times he played in all 16 games and once 15. He played 13 games his rookie year, starting 12.
Tony played in 91 games in the NFL over seven seasons. Three times he played in all 16 games and once 15. He played 13 games his rookie year, starting 12. (Photo by Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday former Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli came up just short of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Boselli has been on the list of preliminary nominees every year since 2009. But this was the first time that he was one of the 15 finalist.

According to WJXT-TV Sports Director Sam Kouvaris, who is a hall of fame voter, Boselli did make it into the top 10. There was no questioning the credentials for Boselli. After becoming the Jaguars first ever draft pick in 1995, Boselli went on to make five Pro Bowl appearances. He was also a three-time All-Pro at left tackle and a member of the NFL’s 1990s all Decade Team. Boselli was also the first player inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars.

The one knock against Boselli is longevity. Due to injuries he only played in 91 games during the seven seasons that he was healthy.

Morton Anderson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, LaDanian Tomlinson, and Kurt Warner will make up the class of 2017 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.