Doug Pederson hosts dinner for Jaguars legends, 2023 rookies

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson hosted a “Rookies and Legends Dinner” this week, connecting the team’s newest members with some of its all-time greats.

Photos from the event show fourth-round pick Tyler Lacy chatting with the Jaguars’ former defensive tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud, second-round pick Brenton Strange chopping it up with former tight end Kyle Brady, and former pass rusher Jason Babin talking with fifth-round pick Yasir Abdullah.

The full list of former players who attended the dinner is as follows (years with the Jaguars):

  • Jason Babin, defensive end (2012-2013)

  • Kyle Bosworth, linebacker (2011-2012)

  • Kyle Brady, tight end (1999-2006)

  • Don Davey, defensive tackle (1995-1997)

  • Ryan Davis, defensive end (2012-2015)

  • Kevin Hardy, linebacker (1996-2001)

  • John Henderson, defensive tackle (2002-2009)

  • Mike Hollis, kicker (1995-2001)

  • Greg Huntington, offensive lineman (1995-1996)

  • Damon Jones, tight end (1997-2001)

  • Rashad Lawrence, wide receiver (2015-2016)

  • Lonnie Marts, linebacker (1999-2000)

  • Demetrius McCray, cornerback (2013-2015)

  • Micah Ross, wide receiver (2001-2003)

  • Marcus Stroud, defensive tackle (2001-2007)

While the Jaguars are still one of the youngest franchises in the NFL, after nearly three decades in the league, the team has amassed a lengthy list of talented alumni. Taking advantage of that and building pride in the legacy of former Jaguars players is something long overdue in Jacksonville.

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Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire