Jacksonville Jaguars: Fun Facts, History, and Resources For Gameday
Gathered by: John Henshaw
Fun Facts about the Jacksonville Jaguars
Who is the head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars?
Jack Del Rio
Who is the defensive coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars?
Who is the special teams coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars?
Who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars?
How many Super Bowls have the Jacksonville Jaguars won?
Who designed the Jacksonville Jaguars logo?
Fun Facts about the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium
How many seats are in Jacksonville Jaguars stadium?
When was Jacksonville Jaguars stadium built?
History of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Where did Jacksonville Jaguars get their name and why are they called it?
The Jaguar name was selected in 1991 after a fan contest was held. Finalists were the Sharks, Stingrays, Panthers and Jaguars.
What players from the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the Football Hall Of Fame?
What numbers have been retired by Jacksonville Jaguars?
Top 5 Players of All Time for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1. Jimmy Smith – Wide Receiver
Jimmy Smith was drafted out of college by the Dallas Cowboys in 1992. He played with the team for two seasons, signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994. He never played any games with the Eagles, however, and was subsequently signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. It was here that Smith made a name for himself. He remained with the team from 1995 until 2005, setting a handful of season and career records. Jimmy Smith was selected five times for the Pro Bowl and two times for the All-Pro team. He was also a two-time Super Bowl Champion.
178 Games Played
150 Games Started
12287 Receiving Yards
2. Mark Brunell – Quarterback
Mark Brunell was originally drafted out of college in 1993 in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers. In 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Brunell in exchange for draft picks for the following season. He was immediately put in place as a starter for the team, recording an excellent first season. He was selected three times for the Pro Bowl and was a one-time Super Bowl Champion (while playing for the New Orleans Saints). After playing for Jacksonville until 2003, Brunell moved on to the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints and then the New York Jets.
176 Games Played
151 Games Started
78-73-0 QB Record
2874 Completed Passes
4625 Attempted Passes
31935 Yards Gained by Passing
107 Interceptions Thrown
3. Maurice Jones-Drew – Running Back
Maurice Jones-Drew was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars signed him on and he started playing in many of their games. He made his name known during his first season, towards the end of the season. He broke Jaguars team records that year and solidified a role for himself as a key player for the team. He has already been selected once for the Pro Bowl and the Second-Team All-Pro in 2009.
68 Games Played
20 Games Started
944 Rushing Attempts
4330 Rushing Yards
50 Rushing Touchdowns
1840 Receiving Yards
6 Receiving Touchdowns
4. Marcus Stroud – Defensive Tackle
Marcus Stroud was drafted during the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He remained with the team through 2007 when he was signed by the Buffalo Bills. He started in all of his games with the team in his second season playing with Jacksonville. Stroud was a three-time Pro Bowler, a one-time First-Team All-Pro selection and a one-time Second-Team All-Pro selection.
135 Games Played
115 Games Started
38 Passes Defended
7 Forced Fumbles
6 Fumble recoveries
5. John Henderson – Defensive Tackle
John Henderson was drafted one year after Marcus Stroud, in 2002. He was also drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft that year by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He remained with the team through 2009, when he was signed to the Oakland Raiders for the 2010 season. Henderson put up solid numbers from the first time he stepped foot on the field. He has been a two-time Pro Bowl selection and a Second-Team All-Pro selection.
(as of October 2010)
126 Games Played
120 Games Started
8 Forced Fumbles
5 Fumble Recoveries
Game Day and Travel Information
3 hotels around the stadium
Best restaurants in the area
Trellises Restaurant at Hyatt Regency
225 E Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tailgate Bar and Grill
441 Haines Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tailgating is allowed in the parking lots surrounding the stadium. Grilling must be contained to a barbecuing structure and open fires will not be allowed. Please extinguish all fires prior to leaving the parking lot and be considerate of others who are enjoying tailgating. Loitering, open fires, tailgating or any related activity is NOT permitted in any parking garage.
Items NOT allowed in the stadium
- Cameras with lenses longer than six inches
- Coolers or containers, including cans, cups and bottles
- Food or beverage from outside the stadium
- Knives, guns and any type of weapon or explosive
- Laser pointers
- Noise makers, whistles, and air horns
- Pets (except special services animals)
- Purses or bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12”
- Seat cushions
- Smoking (except in designated areas)
- Sticks or poles
- Infant carriers/strollers
- Video equipment and tape recorders
- Laptop computers
All ticket holders and their belongings may be searched upon entry into the stadium. By tendering a ticket and entering the stadium, ticket holders consent to such searches and waive any related claims that they may have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and the stadium landlord, or their agents. If ticket holders elect not to consent to the searches they will be denied entry into the stadium without refund.
There are no provisions to check items at the gates or in the stadium. Fans will be asked to either take prohibited items back to their car, if they have not entered the stadium, or dispose of prohibited items at the entrance of the stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars and the stadium are NOT responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged. Possession of prohibited items is grounds for ejection from the stadium. Game tickets will be forfeited.