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Tony Boselli

Class of 2022

Games

91

NFL All Decade Team

1990s

Pro Bowls

5

Seasons

7

Tony Boselli was selected by the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars as the second player overall in 1995 NFL Draft. The Southern California product quickly became the face of the franchise.

A superb pass protector with quick feet, long arms and fine balance, Boselli sat out his rookie training camp with a knee injury and did not see action until Week 4 of the 1995 season. The 6-7, 324-pound tackle started each of the remaining 12 games that season and allowed only one sack to earn All-Rookie honors.

Boselli was regarded as the elite left tackle in the NFL during his seven-year career and persevered through numerous injuries.

He was the leader of a Jaguars team that reached the AFC championship game in just the franchise’s second season. That year marked the first of four straight playoff appearances as Jacksonville posted regular season records of 9-7, 11-5, 11-5 and 14-2 from 1996-99.

Boselli was tabbed as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1998 after helping the Jaguars to the team’s first division title.  

In 2001, Boselli started three games before suffering a severe shoulder injury which landed him on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season. The following year Boselli was selected by the Houston Texans with the first pick in that franchise’s expansion draft but he never returned to the field.

Voted to five straight Pro Bowls (1997-2001), Boselli was named First-Team All-Pro three consecutive seasons (1997-99).

He was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s despite only playing half of the decade.

Year Team G
1995 Jacksonville 13
1996 Jacksonville 16
1997 Jacksonville 12
1998 Jacksonville 15
1999 Jacksonville 16
2000 Jacksonville 16
2001 Jacksonville 3
Career Total 91

1996 AFC – New England Patriots 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 6

Boselli started at left tackle.

1999 AFC – Tennessee Titans 33, Jacksonville Jaguars 14

Boselli did not play in this game.

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1997 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  1998 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  1999 (AP, PFWA, SN)

All-AFC: 1997 (PW)  ·  1998 (PW)  ·  1999 (PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1996 (UPI)


Pro Bowls

(5) – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2001*

* Did not play


Team Records

Jaguars records held by Boselli

(Records through the 2001 season, Boselli’s final season with Jacksonville)

  • [1st] Most Seasons – 7
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Starts, Career – 90


Awards and Honors

  • 1995 All-Rookie Team (PFWA, PW)
  • 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars Most Valuable Player
  • 1990s All-Decade Team


Year-by-Year Team Records

1995     Jacksonville Jaguars......... 4-12-0   (5th)

1996     Jacksonville Jaguars.......... 9-7-0   (2nd)

1997     Jacksonville Jaguars........ 11-5-0   (2nd)

1998     Jacksonville Jaguars........ 11-5-0   (1st)

1999     Jacksonville Jaguars........ 14-2-0   (1st)

2000     Jacksonville Jaguars........... 7-9-0   (4th)

2001     Jacksonville Jaguars......... 6-10-0   (5th)

2002     Houston Texans#............... 4-12-0   (4th)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

#Injured Reserve

Full Name: Don Anthony Boselli, Jr.

Birthdate: April 17, 1972

Birthplace: Modesto, California

High School: Fairview (Boulder, CO)

Pro Career: Seven seasons, 91 games

Drafted: 1st round (2nd player overall) in 1995 by Jacksonville Jaguars

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