Jacksonville Jaguars Team History
Jacksonville Jaguars, professional football team and one of six teams in the Central Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The Jaguars, along with the Carolina Panthers, joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995. Under the NFL realignment plan in 2002, the Jaguars play in the South Division of the AFC.
The club plays all of their home games at EverBank Field, located near the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. The team headquarters is also located in the stadium. The Jaguars hold training camp and practice during the season in the stadium and on adjoining practice fields. They are the only team in the "big four" sports leagues to play in the city of Jacksonville. Since their inception the Jaguars have won two division championships and have made six playoff appearances.
Jaguars wear uniforms of teal, black, and gold. Jacksonville joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995. During the Jaguars’ first year, the team fielded the AFC’s worst defense, losing nine games by more than 24 points. Offensively, however, they were successful. Mark Brunell who had previously played in only two NFL games posted the highest rating of any expansion-team quarterback in league history. He also led all NFL quarterbacks that year in rushing, becoming the first AFC quarterback to run for more than 400 yards in a season since Mike Pagel of the Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts) in 1983. Overall, Jacksonville’s offensive performance ranked third all-time among first-year franchises.
Jacksonville Jaguars Chronological History
Jacksonville Jaguars Franchise Information
- Franchise Granted: 1993
- First Season: 1995
- Franchise History:
- 1995 - Present Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
The Jaguars name was selected through a fan contest. Finalists for the name included the Sharks, Stingrays and even Panthers, but Jaguars was ultimately selected on December 6, 1991
Jacksonville Jaguars - Stadium
EverBank FieldFormerly: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (1995-1996, 2007-2009) Alltel Stadium (1997-2006) One EverBank Field Drive Jacksonville, Fla. 32202 Surface: Grass Seating: 76,867 Cost: $121 Million Opened: Aug. 18, 1995 Phone: (904) 633-6000 Tenants: Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) (1995-present) Florida-Georgia football rivalry (NCAA) (1995-present) Gator Bowl (NCAA) (1996-present) ACC Championship Game (NCAA) (2005-2007)
Division Championships1998 (AFC Central), 1999 (AFC Central)
Wild Card Wins1996 (AFC Central), 1998 (AFC Central), 2007 (AFC South)
Years in Playoffs1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2007
Hall of Fame MembersNone
Gisele McDonaldKansas City Chiefs fan - Oaklahoma City
Sarina GuptaMiami Dolphins fan - Miami Beach Florida
Jillian SamuelsDallas Cowboys fan - Dallas
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