Former Jaguars star offensive tackle Tony Boselli will return to Jacksonville tomorrow for an eight-day visit that will go a long way toward determining whether Boselli moves back to Jacksonville permanently.
"That's one of the things we're coming back to figure out. We're going to talk to some people we trust," Boselli told jaguars.com this afternoon.
Boselli will visit with Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell and Southpoint Community Church pastor Russ Austin. Southpoint Community Church is part of the "Champions for Christ (Morningstar International)" ministry that will largely determine Boselli's post-football direction.
"My faith in Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life. A lot of that will dictate where I live," Boselli said, referring to where he believes his presence will be most effective in the ministry.
"We both believe God will give us direction of where to go," Boselli added, referring to he and his wife, Angi. "If it's in Jacksonville, what a great place to live."
Boselli sold his home in Ponte Vedra Beach following his selection by the Houston Texans in the Feb., 2002, expansion draft. But Boselli owns another piece of property in Ponte Vedra Beach. His mother, Candy, has lived in Jacksonville since 1997.
"When people ask if I'm going to move back, it's an honor. I love Jacksonville. But I don't have an answer," Boselli said.
That answer could come over the next week.
Boselli's playing career came to an end last week when he retired following unsuccessful attempts to recover from shoulder surgery. The Jaguars' first-ever draft choice in 1995, Boselli quickly became the best left tackle in the game. But his career came to an abrupt halt one month into his seventh season.
"You can look back on anything. I can't do that or I'll drive myself crazy. The only thing I'll say I regret is I wish I had enjoyed it more. The business end of it can be a burden. It was a dream come true. I wish I could've looked at it like that more," Boselli said.