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100 moments in 100 days: Fred Taylor is the greatest player in Jaguars history

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This year marks the 25th season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. To celebrate, we’re counting down 100 days from our regular season kickoff with the top 100 moments in franchise history.

Yesterday it was beating the Seattle Seahawks into submission back in 2017.

Today? Mr. 28 himself — Fred Taylor.

The all-time leading rusher in franchise history

Prior to the 1998 NFL Draft, the Jaguars traded promising backup quarterback Rob Johnson to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills’ first and fourth round picks. That first round pick was the No. 9 overall selection and allowed head coach Tom Coughlin to select the elite running back he’d craved for the past three seasons.

Over the next 11 seasons, he would compile 13,632 total yards, 70 touchdowns, average 4.6 yards per carry, become the all-time leading rusher in franchise history, and put together a human highlight reel it seemed every week.

He’s a super humble, generous guy who should receive Hall of Fame recognition in the years to come and he was as complete a running back as this Jaguars franchise will ever have.

We love you, Freddie.

Send us your favorite moments and we’ll dig into each one until the Jaguars kick off on September 8th — including whatever video, audio, or stories we can find.

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