Retired NFL RB Fred Taylor To Be Entered Into Jaguars Ring Of Honor

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  1. Sweets

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    The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot to be proud of when it comes to now-retired running back Fred Taylor and his 11 productive seasons with the franchise, the team announced on Thursday that Taylor is entering its ring of honor — better known as Pride of the Jaguars. In the Jaguars' 17-year history, Taylor becomes the second player to receive the accolade, joining five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tony Boselli, the Jaguars' former owner, Wayne Weaver, and his wife Delores also have been named to the Pride. Although Taylor played his entire Jags career under Weaver, it was easy for current owner Shad Khan to bestow the honor on the franchise's all-time leading rusher. “Fred has earned his place in the Pride of the Jaguars, both with his record-setting performances on the field as well as with his involvement in the Jacksonville community throughout his career," Khan said in a team statement. "There are a lot of reasons that Fred remains one of the most popular players to wear the Jaguars uniform, and I’m pleased to announce that we will recognize him this fall." Taylor will be enshrined into the Pride on Sept. 30, when the Jaguars will hold a pregame ceremony before a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Now that Taylor is being inducted to Jacksonville's de facto hall of fame, it brings up the question whether he will be worthy to get the call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2015.

    Source: Sporting News
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012