Jacksonville-area duo Tony Boselli, LeRoy Butler earn Pro Football Hall of Fame honor

Former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli and former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler talk to the press during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Announcement on February 10, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Rob Carr, 2022 Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tony Boselli was the bedrock of the expansion Jaguars.

LeRoy Butler grew up in Jacksonville and went on to star at the highest levels of football.

Two Jacksonville icons, both going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame together.

LEROY BUTLER MAKES THE HALL OF FAME

TONY BOSELLI MAKES THE HALL OF FAME

Boselli and Butler were elected to the Hall of Fame on Thursday night during the NFL Honors program, ending numerous close calls that begged the question if either would ever get the required support to clear the hump.

It finally happened.

It took six years as a finalist for Boselli to crack the final threshold. For Butler, he made the Hall in his third season as a finalist.


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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.