Boselli was selected as the second pick of the 1995 NFL Draft, the first-ever draft pick of the new Jacksonville Jaguars franchise. As a result of his professional success and local popularity, Jacksonville-area McDonald's restaurants offered the "Boselli Burger" in his honor for a period of time.2
He was selected by the Houston Texans in the 2002 expansion draft, but injuries prevented him from playing and he retired after the season. As a sign of his success in Jacksonville, on October 8, 2006 he was the first player inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars (the team's Hall of Fame) and signed a symbolic one-day contract allowing him to retire officially as a Jaguar. Boselli has been listed on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Preliminary Nominees list every year since 2009.3
Life after football
During and after his professional football career he participated in numerous business ventures. Boselli plus former teammates Mark Brunell and Bryan Schwartz started the Mattress Firm, a retail bedding store in Jacksonville that expanded to seven locations. By the time Boselli left for Texas in 2002, he had sold his interest in the company.4
Since 2005, Boselli has lived in Ponte Vedra with his wife, Angi and their four children: Andrew, Adam, Ashli, and Alexis. Boselli has lost a significant amount of weight and now participates in triathlons. He also coaches his sons in baseball.
In 2007, Boselli was hired as a color commentator on regional NFL telecasts for Fox, teaming with Ron Pitts. In his rookie season as a televised commentator, Boselli drew praise as one of the best in the business.8 From 2009-2012, he worked as a game analyst and sideline reporter for Westwood One's coverage of the NFL. Beginning in 2013, he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars radio play by play team.
Boselli was a former co-host on 1010 XL with Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser each morning from 6-10 am on Sports Final Radio.
Tony and his wife, Angi (the former Miss California Teen USA 1987), created the Boselli Foundation during 1995 in Jacksonville to work with at-risk youth and help them to cultivate high self-esteem and to succeed at home, at school and at play. Beginning in 2007, Tony has spent substantial time working on projects with the foundation. He overcame opposition from local politicians when the Boselli Foundation proposed renovating and reopening a closed community center and has significant support.5