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The next big thing in Florida prep football coaching is Tony Boselli

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Tony Boselli will return to football as a high school coach in Jacksonville — Getty

Tony Boselli will return to football as a high school coach in Jacksonville — Getty

Tony Boselli is probably best known as the first draft pick in Jacksonville Jaguars history. Now the former All-Pro lineman is trying to turn the page on his own legacy by giving back as a prep football coach.

As reported by the website FootballScoop.com, a site that focuses on coaching openings across all levels of football, Boselli will serve as an assistant coach at Jacksonville (Fl.) Providence High for the 2013 season. The massive former tackle was apparently inspired to return to football by his son, Andrew, who will be a sophomore on the Providence squad in the fall.

The full extent of Boselli’s role is apparently yet to be determined, but it is known that he will play an active role in coaching the team’s offensive line. Considering the fact that Boselli was among the best offensive linemen in the league when healthy throughout his seven-year tenure with the Jaguars.

As it turns out, Boselli isn't the only former Jaguar heading to Providence, either, with fellow former Jaguar, Jeff Kopp, also joining the Jacksonville private school's football program as a linebacker coach.

So far Andrew Boselli appears to have avoided his father injury issues. Currently a freshman, Boselli has spent both of the last two seasons as a member of the Providence varsity squad, taking a nod from his father’s past while taking his position on the line.

Now, he’ll get some tactical help from Dad, as will the younger Boselli’s teammates, who would be wise to be all ears when the 6-foot-6 Jaguars stalwart speaks up.

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