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50 days until kickoff: The 50 games of Stacey Mack

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Shade and Ohalete try to stop Mack Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

With just 50 days until kickoff, let’s talk about your favorite Jacksonville Jaguars players who were kind of decent but are really obscure — my choice is Stacey Mack and the 50 games he gave the team over four seasons.

The prototypical Tom Coughlin running back

Signed as an undrafted free agent prior to the 1999 season, Mack was largely a fullback and special teams player his first two seasons, racking up all of 185 yards on the ground and not a single pass thrown his way. He was a jar on the shelf and it was because he fit the mold of a Coughlin running back — 6’1”, 237 pounds, and he played his college football in the cold.

But then when Fred Taylor went down in 2001, Mack found himself getting major playing time, playing all 16 games and getting 1,042 total yards to go with 10 touchdowns.

He finished his four-year career in Jacksonville with 1,498 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns, which literally puts him as the franchise’s fourth-leading rusher behind Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew, and James Stewart in both yards and rushing touchdowns.

Who is your relatively obscure but favorite Jaguars player?