VIDEO: Remembering When Fred Taylor Ripped Off the Longest Run in Jaguars History

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Fred Taylor broke off the longest run in Jaguars history.
Remembering when Fred Taylor broke off the longest run in Jaguars history. / Twitter: @NFL

The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a short, relatively unsuccessful history in the NFL up to this point. However, they have had some terrific players suit up for their team, especially at running back, who are often glossed over. Fred Taylor is one of these players.

Taylor’s greatness can be showcased on one play, which set the franchise record for longest run during a playoff game against the Miami Dolphins.

Initially, Taylor looked to be in trouble. He saw contact behind the line of scrimmage, but brushed that off. He then skipped a tackle, which led to him breaking loose, making it a footrace the rest of the way to the end zone. The result was a 90-yard touchdown run, the longest in franchise history.

This record was recently matched by current Jags running back Leonard Fournette, who had a 90-yard TD run of his own against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 2017 regular season meeting.

Taylor's run against the Dolphins was typical of what went on the entire day. The Jaguars ended up blowing out the Dolphins, 62-7. Taylor finished the game with 135 yards rushing and 1 touchdown to go along with 39 receiving yards and another touchdown through the air.

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