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Top Ten All-Time Jaguars: #3 Fred Taylor

The pedestal will now begin to get filled as we hit the top three greatest Jaguars of all-time. Tonight’s selection was a first round pick by the Jags in 1998 and was a big part of the team making it to the AFC Championship game for the second time in 1999.

This pick comes to us from the University of Florida and hails from Pahokee, Florida. While he was labeled as fragile his last three seasons spent in Jacksonville were relatively injury free as he played and started in 43 of a possible 48 games. The number 3 all-time greatest Jaguar:

3. Fred Taylor Running Back

Stats – Played 11 seasons for the Jaguars, playing in 140 games, starting in 136 of those games. Taylor carried the ball 2428 times for 11,271 yards giving him a career 4.6 yard per carry average with Jacksonville. Fred scored 424 points in his Jacksonville career which stands as the most points scored by a player that is not a kicker. Taylor scored 102 points his rookie year which is the most for a Jaguars rookie.

Fred scored 70 touchdowns in his career with Jacksonville, 62 rushing which is still the most, and 8 receiving. His rookie season saw him score 17 touchdowns, 14 of which were rushing which is second all-time. In 2003 Taylor rushed for 1,572 yards which is the single season record for the Jaguars. Taylor holds the team record for most rushing yards in a single game with 234 yards.

Taylor compiled 1225 yards rushing as a rookie, the most for the team, while having three 100 yard rushing games. Taylor has 47 career 100 yard rushing games including 9 straight games of at least 100 from10/16/00 to 12/17/00. Taylor compiled 286 receptions for his Jaguar career which stands at third in team history, compiling 2361 yards which stands as the fourth best total in team history.

People who knocked Fred Taylor for his injury problems are just blinded by that minor problem. Taylor has put up some of the best numbers for this team while he played for them. Taylor was a huge key in making the Jaguars contenders in the AFC, as he helped give the team the rushing threat that they needed.

The next player on the list may not be the flashiest nor the most productive but can make the argument as the best player in team history for what he meant to the team in its early years, and may go down as the only player to be the number 1 overall pick by two teams.

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One Response to “Top Ten All-Time Jaguars: #3 Fred Taylor”

  1. Bill Hudnall says:

    Go, Fred, GO! Run over that now-unknown d-back again! Let him run his mouth from his creaky-ass, fart-filled armchair at the barber shop or under the shade tree. That was the most marvelous “shut-the-*-up” demonstration in NFL history! Please tell us all what his face looked like when you ran backwards to the goal-line, having steam-rolled his mouthy butt! Indeed, we all knew beforehand from which end his mouth moved. But, what about his face? The sweetest, ever.

    Baton Rouge, LA

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