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Boselli a 2017 Hall of Fame semifinalist


JACKSONVILLE – Tony Boselli is in the running again.

Boselli, the first player ever selected by the Jaguars in the NFL Draft, on Wednesday evening was announced as one of 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Boselli was also a semifinalist for the 2016 Hall of Fame class.

Boselli, the No. 2 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft, made the Pro Bowl each season from 1996-2000. He played with the Jaguars through the 2001 season, after which he was selected in the 2002 NFL expansion draft by the Houston Texans.  He is a member of the NFL's 1990s All-Decade team and was an All-Pro selection from 1997-1999.

Shoulder injuries ended his career before he ever played a game for the Texans.

The 26 semifinalists will be reduced to 15 in early January, with the 2017 Hall of Fame Class being announced the night before Super Bowl LI in Houston.

NFL Media Senior Analyst Gil Brandt ranked Boselli as the No. 6 candidate among the 26 semifinalists. Between four and eight players can make the Hall each year.

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