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The 2022 NFL Hall of Fame class had the first of its kind — a Jacksonville Jaguar. Tony Boselli, the first player drafted in Jaguars history, also went down as the first player to get enshrined with a bust in Canton.
A rare one-team player (he never played a down for the Texans despite getting drafted by them No. 1 in the expansion draft), Boselli’s seven-year career with the Jaguars includes accolades galore and an admirable net worth from his playing days.
Tony Boselli’s Career and Legacy With the Jacksonville Jaguars
The No. 2 selection in the 1995 NFL Draft out of USC, Boselli earned a reputation for light feet, unwavering balance, and rock-solid pass protection. The three-time All-American, Morris Trophy award winner, and 2014 College Football Hall of Fame inductee found himself on a Tom Coughlin-led expansion team. And the Jaguars should be offering sacrifices regularly to the football gods for the gifts he bestowed on the franchise.
Despite a career unfortunately cut short by injuries, Boselli crafted a brand on the football field that led to near-ubiquitous popularity.
The 1995 PFWA All-Rookie Team member became the de facto leader of the Jaguars, leading Jacksonville to the AFC Championship Game during the 1996 season. Jacksonville named him team MVP in 1998, the year of the team’s first division title. Additionally, he’s the first player in team history to be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars, the team’s Hall of Fame.
A three-time All-Pro (1997-1999), five-time Pro Bowler (1996-2000), and NFL 1990s All-Decade Team member (despite only playing half the decade), Boselli left an unmistakable mark on the Jaguars organization.
Boselli’s Net Worth
OverTheCap’s numbers have Boselli’s career earnings at $31,885,000, but that doesn’t speak to his overall net worth per se. He is no stranger to business ventures, both during his playing time and after. He’s worked in a couple of different capacities with former teammate Mark Brunell — investing in Mattress Firms and Whataburger establishments in the Jacksonville area.
Boselli is the founding partner in a marketing and advertising firm, IF Marketing. He also joined the Jaguars’ radio play-by-play announcing team in 2013.
Tony and his family created the Boselli Foundation in 1995, working with at-risk youth in the Jacksonville area.