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Kerry Taylor

Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles shines in preseason debut with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE — For the better part of his football career, former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles functioned in relative anonymity, hoping for a chance to prove he belonged. That existence officially ended at 8:31 p.m. on Friday night. The crowd at EverBank Field gave the Oviedo native a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field for his first NFL action with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was just a preseason opener, another universe entirely from the games that count, but the spotlight that comes with being the No. 3 overall draft pick was palpable. "It's definitely an opportunity that happens once in a lifetime, your first NFL game ever," Bortles said. "It...