Tony Boselli, a former lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was inducted on Saturday at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars do, at long last, have a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Eight members of the Class of 2022 were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, including Boselli, the first choice in Jaguar’s history.
Seats were packed with No. 71 Boselli jerseys for Thursday night’s NFL preseason opener between the Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders.
Boselli, a left lineman who spent seven seasons in Jacksonville and was a three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl pick, had his career cut short by injury. But he was given a gold jacket for his outstanding performance.
Along with Boselli, other players who had to wait years or even decades for the call were linebacker Sam Mills, defensive back LeRoy Butler, defensive lineman Bryant Young and Richard Seymour, wide receiver Cliff Branch, coach Dick Vermeil, and veteran head of officiating Art McNally.
The most moving part of Young’s statement was when he sobbed in tribute to his son Colby, who passed away from childhood cancer in 2016 at the age of 15.