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Jaguars' Fred Taylor Doesn't Make Pro Football Hall of Fame

The legendary Jaguars running back won't be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.

Legendary Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor didn't make this year's cut for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Taylor missed out on this year's class as Devin Hester, Julius Peppers, Andre Johnson, Patrick Willis, and Dwight Freeney were voted into the Modern Era slots.

Taylor had his first chance to earn a  spot into Canton this offseason, and could enter 2025 as a potential front-runner to get the votes needed to be inducted into the class.

The Jaguars selected Taylor with the No. 9 overall pick out of the University of Florida in the 1998 NFL Draft and went on to shatter franchise records in a career that spanned over a decade.

Taylor recorded 13,632 total yards and 70 touchdowns in his career, with the vast majority of those coming with Jacksonville. He is the all-time leading rusher in franchise history with 11,271 yards, more than 3,000 more than the back behind him. He ranks No. 17 in rushing yards all-time.

When it comes to his production during his career, which spanned from 1998 to 2010, Taylor marked most of the boxes. He ran for at least 1,000 yards in seven of his 13 seasons and scored 32 rushing touchdowns in his first three seasons alone.

This was Taylor's first year as a finalist after several seasons as a semifinalist. 

The Jaguars had their first-ever player inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022 in former offensive tackle Tony Boselli, turning the full attention for the next Jaguars campaign to Taylor.