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Hall of Fame: Boselli once again a finalist


JACKSONVILLE – Tony Boselli once again is very close to the Hall.

Boselli, the first player ever selected by the Jaguars in the collegiate draft and one of the NFL's top left tackles in recent decades, on Thursday night was among 15 modern-era finalists named for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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

The other 14 Hall finalists for the '20 class: Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, LeRoy Butler, Alan Faneca, Torry Holt, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, John Lynch, Sam Mills, Troy Polamalu, Richard Seymour, Zach Thomas, Reggie Wayne and Bryant Young.

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.

Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, who played for the Jaguars from 1998-2008, had been a Hall semifinalist this year for the first time. He was not among the 15 modern-era finalists named Thursday.

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