JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fans waited in line to get in, filled every seat available and then packed the perimeter of the practice fields for a glimpse of quarterback Blake Bortles.
The crowd kept growing and growing, forcing the Jacksonville Jaguars to open an additional gate and create more space. Some onlookers even stood outside the fence for a peek.
It was the kind of buzz unseen at Jaguars camp since the franchise's inception in 1995.
The Jaguars announced 6,214 in attendance for the final day of a two-day rookie minicamp that ended Saturday. That's nearly 4,000 more than any previous turnout for a rookie camp and about 1,700 more than the previous record set in several training camp practices.
Coach Gus Bradley says, "Are you kidding me? That is awesome."
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