Tony Boselli

  • 5 × Pro Bowl selection (1996-2000)
  • 3 × All-Pro team (1997-1999)
  • NFL 1990s All- Decade Team

Don Anthony " Tony" Boselli, Jr. ( born April 17, 1972 in Modesto, California ) is a radio sports commentator and former American football player. He played from 1995 to 2002 in the National Football League ( NFL ) on the position of the offensive tackles for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.

College career

Boselli played during his college years for the University of Southern California ( USC). During this time he was elected three times to the All- American and won with his team the Cotton Bowl Classic 1995. That same season he was voted his team's Most Valuable Player and got the Morris Trophy as the best offensive line players in the Pacific -10 Conference awarded.

NFL Career

Boselli was selected in the 1995 NFL Draft as the second player of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the first player in the history of the Jaguar, which was drafted. In the following seven years he was elected five times to the Pro Bowl three times and the All Pro team. After difficult injured his shoulder in 2001 and could deny just three games this season, the Jaguars gave him free for the expansion draft, so that he was selected by the Houston Texans. Because despite several operations, the shoulder is not completely regenerated again, he could deny a single game for his new team more. In 2006 he signed with Jacksonville a contract, which was valid for only one day, to take leave from active professional sports with his original team. Boselli was recorded in 2006 on the Pride of the Jaguars, to honor him for his contributions to the team.

After the professional career

Boselli lives with his wife and four children in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He has interests in several companies and directs with his wife, his Boselli Foundation, which advocates for the care and support of students. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a commentator for the TV station FOX. He currently works as an NFL commentator for the radio station Westwood One CBS group and a sports program on morning radio by ESPN. The press has reported that he will be standing for election of the mayor of Jacksonville in 2011. Since the end of his football career Boselli has decreased and now participates in triathlons.