Jacksonville Jaguars

Facts and information about the Jacksonville Jaguars

  • The Jaguars came into the league the same year as the Carolina Panthers, 1995
  • The first player drafted by Jacksonville was Offensive Lineman Tony Boselli.
  • The Jaguars’ starting quarterback for their first regular season game ever was Steve Beuerlein.

  • The Jaguars made it to the AFC Championship Game in just their second year in the league.
  • The original ownership group attempting to get an expansion team to Jacksonville included future Governor Jeb Bush.
  • Although the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars came into the league in the same year, Carolina is officially the 29th NFL team and Jacksonville is the 30th.
  • The University of Georgia and the University of Florida traditionally play their yearly contest at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville. Due to the extensive remodeling needed to get the stadium ready for the Jaguars to play in it, the two schools each hosted the game during the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
  • In 2010, Maurice Jones-Drew became the first Jaguars running back to ever string together six consecutive 100 yard games.
  • In the Jaguars second season in existence they would finish above .500 with a 9-7 record, qualify for the playoffs, win their first (over the Buffalo Bills) and second (over the Denver Broncos) playoff games, and make it all the way to the conference championship before getting ousted by the New England Patriots.
  • In 1999, just the Jaguars fourth season in the league, they compiled a 14-2 record which was the best in the NFL that year.
  • In what ended up being Hall-Of-Fame Miami Dolphins Quarterback Dan Marino’s final game, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Dolphins in the January 2000 Divisional Playoffs by the lop sided score of 62-7.
  • The 1999 Jaguars team, counting playoff games, finished the season 15-3 with all three losses coming against the Tennessee Titans. This is the only time in NFL history that a team with three losses has lost all those games to the same team.
  • Due to the original Jaguars logo looking too much like the logo for the Jaguar automobile, an agreement was worked out where Jaguar would be the official automobile of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • The official Jaguars Hall-of-Fame is called “Pride of the Jaguars”.
  • The first player enshrined in the Jaguars “Pride of the Jaguars” was Offensive Lineman Tony Boselli, who also happens to be the first player ever drafted by Jacksonville.

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