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Boulder native Tony Boselli battling COVID-19, spent time in ICU, Report says

The Fairview High School graduate played seven seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Tony Boselli (71) talks with coach Tom Coughlin on the sidelines during the Jaguars' 27-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former NFL offensive lineman Tony Boselli recently spent time in the intensive care unit (ICU) while battling COVID-19, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman. 

Boselli is "doing better" now, Freeman said in tweet Sunday morning. 

The Boulder native played high school football at Fairview before attending college at USC where he was an All-American. Boselli was drafted second overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Draft and played seven seasons with the franchise. He made five Pro Bowl teams and was selected as an All-Pro three times. 

Many thought Boselli would enter the NFL Hall of Fame in 2020, but once again he was snubbed during the selection process. 

He spoke extensively with 9NEWS' Mike Klis during Super Bowl week about his career and favorite memories, just days before learning he didn't make this year's Hall of Fame class. 

ProFootballTalk said the NFL world will continue to be affected, as Boselli joins Saints head coach Sean Payton as people with ties to the league who have contracted the disease. 

Boselli is 47 years old. 

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