USC Trojans This & That — 7/16

Tony Boselli was born in Modesto, Ca, and attended Boulder Fairview, Colo. He was a USC consensus first-team All-American in 1994, when he also won the Morris Trophy, given annually to the best OL/DL in the Pac-12. Boselli was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. There have been 30 first-team USC All-American OLs since 1964, when Bill Fisk (6-0, 220; San Gabriel) was selected, and John McKay started to churn them out.

Boselli was the #2 pick of the 1995 NFL Draft, the first-ever draft pick of the new Jacksonville Jaguars franchise. On October 8, 2006, he was the first player inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars (the team’s Hall of Fame). Boselli has been listed on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Preliminary Nominees list every year since 2009. NFL Films has named Boselli as the 6th greatest player not inducted into the Pro Football HOF.

Boselli is the lone Trojan to make The Athletic’s All-1990s team put together by Matt Brown: “OL: Tony Boselli, USC. The No. 2 pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, Boselli starred at tackle for the Trojans from 1992-94, finishing his career with consensus All-American honors as a senior and earning induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.”

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Boselli was fortunate to play for a HC who new what it took to win and got good coaching to develop into a great NFL lineman & career. Too bad today’s USC football players don’t have that type of advantage.