Pro Football Hall of Fame's latest class endured long wait

AP photo by David Richard / Former New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders star Richard Seymour waves as he ends his speech during his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

CANTON, Ohio - Tony Boselli looked out at all the teal-colored jerseys in the crowd and screamed "Duuuuval!"

Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Boselli, the first pick in franchise history, was one of eight members of the class of 2022 enshrined Saturday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

"I thank God for football and I thank God for the people of Jacksonville," Boselli said before shouting the fans' rallying cry, the name of their county.

The Jaguars played the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL preseason opener Thursday night, so No. 71 Boselli jerseys filled the seats.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro left tackle in seven seasons in Jacksonville, Boselli's career was cut short by injuries, but his dominant performance earned him a gold blazer.