Boselli inducted into Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame


Former Jaguars stand-out Tony Boselli was among the six individuals recently inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

Boselli, a two-time All-American offensive tackle with the University of Southern California Trojans, was inducted in recognition of his role in the Trojans’ record-setting 1995 Cotton Bowl 55-14 blowout over Texas Tech. During that game, USC set records for total offense, passing yards, total points, points in one quarter and points in one half.

Also inducted in the April 22 ceremony at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas was former Texas head coach Fred Akers, SMU tailback Eric Dickerson, Notre Dame linebacker Bob Golic, Arkansas quarterback Fred Marshall and Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Team Selection Chairman Dan Petty, who was inducted posthumously.

“Those extraordinary individuals whose unique talents formed the pageantry and prestige of one of college football’s most historic post-season bowl games are showcased in the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame,” CBAA Chairman Jay McAuley said. “The Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame provides fans the perfect opportunity to revisit the rich tradition of outstanding college football played annually here in North Texas.”

A judging committee comprised of media representatives and athletic administrators voted from a list of 60 nominees that included former players, coaches, bowl administrators and others who have made special contributions to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

In 1995, Boselli was the second NFL draft pick – and the first-ever draft pick for the new Jacksonville Jaguars franchise. He played seven seasons for the Jaguars, retiring in 2002.