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Jaxson de Ville
Jaxson de Ville
is the mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars, a National Football League football franchise. His name is spelled "Jaxson" because Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
is often shortened to "Jax." He is an anthropomorphic jaguar and is yellow with teal patches. He wears sunglasses, a Jaguars jersey, long shorts, and black and teal sneakers. The back of his jersey is typical: it reads "Jaxson" with his number, 00, but the front has a paw print. On certain occasions he wears other outfits, such as a large military field uniform when he was brought onto the field in a military jeep.[1] Jaxson finds other creative ways to enter the stadium: using a zip wire to bungee jump off the stadium lights or sliding down a rope from the scoreboard.[2] He is rarely seen without his motorized scooter and can sometimes be seen driving a golf cart.[3] Jaxson is known for his crazy antics. He is very interactive with the crowd and the Jaguars (if they're not too busy), and sometimes interacts with the opposing team's players as well. He often mocks and jokes with the other team's mascot, if they are present.[1] These acts got him into trouble in 1998 and stemmed the changing of the NFL's mascot rules, and also caused him to calm up.[4] However, Jaxson was still seen, by some, as a mascot that gets in the way during the game. After the October 22, 2007 game against Indianapolis, Colts President Bill Polian
Bill Polian
complained to the NFL, and Jaxson was reprimanded again.[5][6] During the November 18, 2007 home game Jaxson spent a good portion of the game in a makeshift "cage", but was released for short periods of time so he could interact with fans and also to give him an opportunity to ride his scooter. Another controversy arose during an online NFL mascot competition, where Raiders fans and Jaguars fans were to vote for their mascots. During the process, a loophole was found allowing individual users to vote tens of thousands of times, enabling the Jags and Raiders to get well over 1 million votes, disqualifying both mascots from the competition.[7] Jaxson appears at many events and around the Jacksonville community supporting various causes. He also participates in NFL and other mascot events such as the 2002 mascot convention that was held in New York City.[8] Jaxson also contributes to the Jaguars' journal, provided by First Coast Community, which allows fans to post photos and includes journal entries from the mascot as well as the team members and Jacksonville Roar
Jacksonville Roar
members (the Jaguars cheerleaders).[9] In recent years, Jaxson has been taking bigger risks, including making bungee jumping and zipline entrances from the EverBank Field
EverBank Field
light fixtures.[10] On December 16, 2009, he ended up getting stuck during a zipline stunt and hung above the field by his feet for three minutes while crews tried to free him. His performer was not injured.[11] Jaxson's first appearance was on August 18, 1996 and had been played by Curtis Dvorak
Curtis Dvorak
until his retirement in June 2015.[12][13][14] The mascot stirred controversy when a sign reading "Towels Carry Ebola" was held along with a Terrible Towel
Terrible Towel
from the Pittsburgh Steelers.[15] References[edit]

^ a b Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
(2006). "Jersey Image". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29. [dead link] ^ Eskew, McKimm, O'Neal (2007). "Jaxson Bungee Jump Image". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ McKimm, Kirk, Yocum (2007). "Jaxson on the Scooter Image". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Jacksonville.com (1999). "Jaxson De Villain". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29.  ^ Michael David Smith (2007). "Jaguars Mascot
Mascot
Jaxson de Ville
Jaxson de Ville
Draws Ire of Colts President Bill Polian". sports.aol.com. Retrieved 2007-11-18.  ^ Fox 30 Online (2007). "Jaguars Mascot
Mascot
Busted For Not Following Rules". Fox30.online.com. Retrieved 2007-11-18. [permanent dead link] ^ CBSSports.com staff (2008). "Most Fierce NFL Mascot
Mascot
Competition". CBS.Sportsline.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-06-20.  ^ Jacksonville.com (2002). "2002 New York Mascot
Mascot
Convention Image". Jacksonville.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2007-09-29.  ^ Jacksonville.com (2002). " Jaxson de Ville
Jaxson de Ville
Kicks off Online Jaguars Journal". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29.  ^ http://www.sportsonenetwork.com/videos/16956/jacksonvile-jaguars-mascot-jaxson-de-ville-bungee-jump-game-entrance[permanent dead link] ^ "readandreact.net". Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2016.  ^ Teneshia L. Wright (2001). "Alltales: "Singer's Streak Hits Seven"". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29.  ^ Jaguars Press Release (2001). "Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR to Travel to Middle East to Visit U.S. Armed Forces". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2007-09-29.  ^ Winslow, Hailey (24 June 2015). "Teal shocker: Jaxson de Ville retiring". Retrieved 24 October 2016.  ^ "Jaguars apologize for mascot's sign". 

External links[edit]

Jaxon de Ville on Jaguars website Interview with Jaxson de Ville

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Founded in 1995 Based and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida

Franchise

Franchise Seasons History Coaches Players Quarterbacks First-round draft picks Expansion draft Draft history Records Radio network

Stadiums

TIAA Bank Field Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
(only in the International Series)

Culture

Wayne Weaver Shahid Khan Jason Mendoza Jaxson de Ville Roar of the Jaguars

Lore

River City Relay Sacksonville

Rivalries

Tennessee Titans

Division championships (3)

1998 1999 2017

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: American Football Conference Division: South Division

Seasons (24)

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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List of National Football League
National Football League
mascots

American Football Conference

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West

Billy Buffalo (Buffalo Bills) T. D. (Miami Dolphins) Pat Patriot
Pat Patriot
(New England Patriots) None (New York Jets)

Poe, Rise & Conquer (Baltimore Ravens) Who Dey (Cincinnati Bengals) Chomps (Cleveland Browns) Steely McBeam (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Toro (Houston Texans) Blue (Indianapolis Colts) Jaxson de Ville
Jaxson de Ville
(Jacksonville Jaguars) T-Rac
T-Rac
(Tennessee Titans)

Miles, Thunder (Denver Broncos) K. C. Wolf, Warpaint (Kansas City Chiefs) Boltman (Los Angeles Chargers) Raider Rusher (Oakland Raiders)

National Football Conference

NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West

Rowdy (Dallas Cowboys) None (New York Giants) Air Swoop, Swoop (Philadelphia Eagles) None (Washington Redskins)

Staley Da Bear
Staley Da Bear
(Chicago Bears) Roary (Detroit Lions) None (Green Bay Packers) Ragnar, Viktor (Minnesota Vikings)

Freddie Falcon
Freddie Falcon
(Atlanta Falcons) Sir Purr
Sir Purr
(Carolina Panthers) Gumbo, Sir Saint (New Orleans Saints) Captain Fear (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Big Red (Arizona Cardinals) Rampage (Los Angeles Rams) Sourdough Sam
Sourdough Sam
(San Francisco 49ers) Blitz, Taima

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