With 11, 695 rushing yards as a Jaguar, we all know the former running back holds the record for the franchise in that category. These career numbers are 15th in NFL history, a stat I'm sure not a lot of people are aware of. Fred Taylor was always a bit of an underrated running back around the NFL, only making one Pro Bowl in 2007.
However, all of his efforts by the team have not gone unnoticed. He is going to be the second Jaguars player in their history to be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars (the other being left tackle Tony Boselli). The Jaguars will honor Fred Taylor into the Ring of Honor September 30, a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. If you have a soft spot for Freddy T, this would be a great game to attend.
Taylor has been one of the classiest individuals to ever wear teal and black. He was a true pro's pro, and a model citizen for the team. He absolutely deserves to have his #28 retired at EverBank Field, and deserves every moment of the spotlight. (Continue reading this post…)
Furthermore, Fred Taylor recently reached out to Justin Blackmon, who was a victim of a DUI arrest last weekend. He told him he should learn from his mistakes and move on. He also told him such things as taking advantage of the opportunity he has, and not let it squander. Hopefully Blackmon was appreciative and accepting of such words from a vet like Taylor, and uses that guidance in the future.
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