While his potential enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame will have to wait, former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor earned his way into another Hall-of-Fame this month. That Hall-of-Fame is located in Mobile, Alabama where Taylor participated in the popular all-star game known as the Senior Bowl. Now, 22 years later, he’s become an inductee for the the game’s Hall-of-Fame which game him his first glimpse of NFL like experience.
“We are proud to announce an incredible class of inductees,” Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy said in a press release. “Each of these men was a premier player in the National Football League at his respective position and all have the credentials to one day end up in Canton (home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame). We are honored to bring this group back to Mobile to celebrate their great NFL careers.”
Taylor, who was the Jags’ first round pick of 1998 out of Florida, ended his NFL career with 11,695 rushing yards and 74 total touchdowns over 2,534 carries. His rushing total is good for 17th on the league’s all-time list.
Upon the announcement of his induction, Taylor released the following statement.
“My experience at the Senior Bowl was a great end to my college experience and also my first glimpse into the NFL. The experience was priceless. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl and honored to be selected to the game’s Hall of Fame.”
Alongside Taylor, Kansas City and Miami Dolphins cornerback Patrick Surtain, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley, Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, and New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Cam Jordan were also inducted.
We’d like to congratulate Taylor on his achievement as there are many more to come.
Published: 2021-04-15 04:35:55
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