Brunell to be inducted into 'Pride of the Jaguars'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced Tuesday Mark Brunell will be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars.

The former quarterback will be honored at halftime of the Jaguars' game against the Buffalo Bills on December 15, 2013.

Brunell will join former offensive tackle Tony Boselli, former owners Wayne and Delores Weaver and running back Fred Taylor in the 'Pride of the Jaguars.'

Brunell was the first player acquired by the Jaguars in a trade, joining the team in 1995 from the Green Bay Packers.

He was the Jaguars' starting quarterback from 1995 through 2003, posting a winning record as a starter and leading the team to four playoff berths, eight postseason games and two AFC Championship games.

"I am truly honored and grateful for this recognition," Brunell said. "I cherish my memories of playing here in Jacksonville because in many ways those were the best years of my career."

Owner of nearly every Jaguars passing record, Brunell is one of 13 players in Jaguars history to play nine seasons or more.

He started 117 of his 120 games played while racking up 144 touchdowns.

After Jacksonville, Brunell went on to play for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and New York Jets before closing out his 19-year NFL career.

He is currently the head football coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville and serves as an analyst on Jaguars radio and preseason TV broadcasts.


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