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Life's a Beach: Jaguars QB Blake Bortles Buys Oceanfront Home in Jacksonville

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    An ocean view.

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    Blake Bortles (2014 Wesley Hitt)

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    The hidden wine cellar.

After a so-so rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, quarterback Blake Bortles is settling down in town. He recently purchased a $1.5 million oceanfront home in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

The 2,500-square-foot home, which has direct beach access, features several large decks as well as an outdoor shower for getting the sand off after a splash in the water.

Cool feature alert! Peer down at the floor and you'll find a hidden wine cellar covered by a clear panel. Of course, you could cover it with a throw rug, but would you really want to?

The three stories offer plenty of space for entertaining, both indoors and out. If you're staying indoors to avoid the heat (and mosquitoes), you can take in the views from the living room with its bay windows.

At the University of Central Florida, Bortles led his squad to its first major bowl game, the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. After three years starring at the collegiate level, the Jags made Bortles the third pick in the 2014 NFL draft and signed him to a $20.6 million contract.