One of the greatest players in Jaguars history has announced his retirement via twitter today. Maurice Jones-Drew tweeted this earlier today:
He is the second best runner the franchise has ever seen and as a young player was on pace to be one of the greatest runners of all time. He was exciting, ornery, breathtaking, argumentative. He was “Pocket Hercules”; He was “Mojo”. At only 5’7”, many didn't think he was big enough to play in the NFL. He picked the number 32, because all 32 teams passed on him in the first round. Maurice, was dead set on proving all of his doubters wrong, and did he ever. He finished his career with 8,167 rushing yards and 82 total touchdowns. He carried the Jaguars on his back after Fred Taylor left the organization. He ran with reckless abandon, running through defenders and past them. He electrified the Jaguars fan base on multiple occasions by running into a giant scrum of players, disappearing and reappearing after a few moments, sprinting toward the end zone. In his prime, his low center of gravity made him nearly impossible to stop. Despite his argumentative nature, and heckling of reporters, he will always be remembered fondly in Jacksonville. He contributed in a major way to the Jaguars only playoff win since 1999. When the Jaguars beat the Steelers on the road in 2007, in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, he scored 2 touchdowns. Mojo will always be in the hearts and minds of Jaguars fans everywhere. We here at Generation Jaguar would like to wish the best of luck to Maurice in his retirement, and thank him for all the great memories.
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