Former USC offensive lineman Tony Boselli earned a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2014 Thursday in his second year on the ballot.
Boselli was a two-time first team All-American and three-time first team All-Pac-10 selection for the Trojans at left tackle in the 1990s. During his senior season in 1994, he was honored with the Morris Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the conference.
In 1995, he became the first pick in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ franchise history when they chose him with the second overall pick in the draft.
In the NFL, his penchant for excellent never slowed. He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a two-time NFL Lineman of the Year and claimed a spot in the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team. He is a member of the Pride of Jaguars Hall of Fame.
Boselli is the 40th Trojan to be inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame and the first since end Hal Bledsoe was selected in the class of 2012 (Hall of Fame rules discourage players from the same school being inducted in consecutive years).
From around the Pac-12, Oregon coach Mike Bellotti, Stanford running back Darrin Nelson, and UCLA quarterback John Sciarra have also been inducted.