Is This Tony Boselli’s Year?

JACKSONVILLE – Tony Boselli is once again a step from the Hall of Fame.

Boselli, the first collegiate draft selection in Jaguars history, out of USC, and one of the NFL’s top left tackles of the last several decades, on Thursday night was among 15 modern-era finalists named for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

This is the third consecutive year Boselli has been a Hall finalist. It was his fourth consecutive year as a Hall semifinalist.

The other 14 Hall finalists for the ’19 class: Steve Atwater, Champ Bailey, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Tony Gonzalez, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Richard Seymour.

Boselli, the No. 2 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Draft, played with the Jaguars from 1995-2001. He made the Pro Bowl each season from 1996-2000 and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1990s.

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RodGarnay
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Yes I am biased, but Boselli is one of the greatest OL in NFL history IMO. When healthy he was beyond dominant. He had a short career, but it was long enough to demonstrate his greatness.

Why isn’t Don Coryell in the HOF?

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Excellent comments on Tony Bo. “Beyond dominate”. Yes he was. For 8-seasons. Tony is considered by the NFL to be the 6th greatest player not in the HOF. Damn right, he is deserving.

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Can he coach the O line?

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I hope Tony makes it. I had a chance to meet and talk with him on several occasions, and he is a wonderful person. When he talks to you he is totally focused on you with those deep dark eyes of his. I hope the voters take into consideration, not the length of his career, but that he was the standard that all NFL left tackles were measured by when he played. Tony is truly one of SC’s greats. Once I talked to Tony briefly about Ron Yary, and Tony has the upmost respect for Ron. BTW he is a… Read more »

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I have a photo of Tony posing with my son when he was a true freshmen at one of the spring game functions. He was nowhere nearly as big as he would eventually get.