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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders

November 6th, 2022
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders November 6th, 2022

Tyler Derby

Tyler's passion for the Jacksonville Jaguars started back in 1995 when his pee wee football team was named the Jaguars. His fandom started then and has grown through the years. Some of Tyler's best memories growing up are pretending to be Mark Brunell, Fred Taylor and Tony Boselli while playing catch with his dad in the backyard. He is a Jaguars season ticket holder who lives in Northwest Indiana (near Chicago) and travels all over the nation to help support the team. For home games, his one-way trek to TIAA Bank Field is 818 miles. Most seasons, Tyler travels over 20,000 miles attending Jaguars games. In addition, he also attends the NFL combine and Draft every year to support the team.

In 2018, Tyler had the honor of being inducted to the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association, and he has used that platform for charitable causes. Last season, he was in a Charity Challenge with the Houston Texans and raised $10,000 for the Jaguars Foundation. He presented the championship belt to the Foundation staff and the Khans. Tyler also volunteers at NiVets, a Veteran organization that raises funds for different veteran organizations and causes. Together, they have raised over $50,000 this year alone. He also attends the NFL Hall of Fame weekend every year and volunteers with the J Babe Center, a Canton, OH youth center that passes out school supplies and Jaguars apparel to students. Most of the time, it is the students' first exposure to Jaguars gear, so he is excited to pass on the fandom to future generations.

Through all of his work in the community, Tyler has gotten to know so many fans around the NFL and always represents the Jaguars with class and pride. His passion for the team and the Jacksonville community grows every year.