A look at the Jaguars All-25
Compiled by Daniela Toporek
The Recorder continues looking back at the past 25 years of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jags may have their ups and downs, but it’s pretty safe to say that without the franchise, Jacksonville wouldn’t be the grimy and ruthless, yet optimistic and loyal city it is today. The franchise was born in 1994. The Jaguars All-25 is a recognition of the top 25 inactive players in franchise history. Here’s a look at five of the players who were honored throughout July. Look for 21-25 in last week’s sports section, and for more outstanding Jags in coming weeks.
20.CB Aaron Beasley (1996-01)
CB Aaron Beasley was the Jags’ third-round pick in the 1996 NFL draft. He totaled 278 tackles, 15 interceptions and four defensive touchdowns in his six seasons with the team. Beasley also led the NFL in interception yards and touchdowns in the 1999 season and is tied for the second-most interceptions in a season in franchise history with six interceptions.
19. LB Mike Peterson
LB Mike Peterson was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in 1999 and joined the Jaguars franchise in 2003. In 2005, he led the team in total tackles (132) and was named a second-team All-Pro selection. Peterson had 837 total tackles in his career with his six seasons as a Jag, making him fourth in all-time franchise history.
18. OL Vince Manuwai
Manuwai was selected by the Jags in the 2003 NFL Draft in the third round and out of his five seasons with the franchise, he only missed one game. Manuwai helped the Jaguars rush for 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 yards in 2007.
17. LB Kyle Brady
Brady was originally drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played for eight years with the Jaguars and totaled 13 TD while with the franchise. He has a total of 25 TDs, 343 receptions and 3,519 receiving yards throughout his NFL career.
16. S Donovin Darius
Selected in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Donovin Darius starred in all 116 games in his Jaguar career through 2006. He totaled 858 career tackles, recovered six fumbles and forced seven on the opposing team. Darius also led the team in 2004 with five interceptions.
More players will be published each week in the Recorder. For more information, visit www.jaguars.com/all25.