The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2012 schedule could make for a turnaround season. With a new team owner and head coach, the Jaguars should improve their NFL rank this year. Moreover, the Jaguars just changed some stadium rules to make for fan-friendlier game day policies.
The Jacksonville Jaguars 2012 Fan Guide contains some welcome news: Ticket holders can now bring their own food into the stands, and team management claims the new rule is a first in the NFL. Half-price season tickets for under-12 kids, motorcycle parking and bicycle racks are also new. Whether planning to attend a game or watch from home, these are the important things to know about the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Division: American Football Conference (AFC), South
Team Nickname: The Jags
Team Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Team Colors: Teal, Black, White, Gold
Team Mascot: Jaxson de Ville
Team Cheerleaders: The Roar
Stadium: EverBank Field
Unofficial Songs: "JackTown Jaguars" is a fan favorite. A new rally song written by a couple of dedicated fans made local headlines last year. An online petition is still going with hopes of getting the song "Rock and Roar" adopted by the team.
Owner/President: Shahid Khan (as of January 4, 2012)
Head Coach: Mike Mularkey (as of January 11, 2012)
Official Website: www.jaguars.com or m.jaguars.com for mobile
Players to Watch:
-Justin Blackmon: A rookie wide receiver and 2012 first round draft pick from Oklahoma State.
-Maurice Jones-Drew: A fussy running back making preseason headlines for holding out on a new contract.
-Blaine Gabbert: A lackluster quarterback during his rookie season, although he was the Jaguars' first-round draft pick in 2011.
By the Numbers:
All-Time Regular Season Record: 138-134
All-Time Postseason Record: 5-6
Most Yards Passing Career: Mark Brunell 25,698 (1995-2003)
Most Yards Rushing Career: Fred Taylor 11,271 (1998-2008)
Most Yards Receiving Career: Jimmy Smith 12,287 (1995-2005)
-The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to London in 2013 to play in the first of four annual home games.
-Jaxson de Ville claims to be the first mascot ever to visit our troops overseas.
Marla Mayes became a Jacksonville Jaguars football fan during the team's inaugural year in 1995 (mostly because of the pretty teal uniform).
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