There is only one Hog in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A second one now has a good shot at getting in.
Joe Jacoby, who owns three Super Bowl rings from the glory days of the Redskins in the 1980’s and early 1990, was named as one of 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame. A panel of 46 media members will vote on those finalists on February 6, the day before Super Bowl 50 and if Jacoby can get 80 percent of the vote he will get a bust in the museum in Canton.
Jacoby was one of 25 semifinalists, having reached that level of the selection process for the sixth time. But never before has he make it to the final round of 15.
He came to the Redskins in 1981 as an undrafted free agent. Jacoby and Russ Grimm formed the left side of the offensive line that came to be known as The Hogs. They paved the way for John Riggs and kept Joe Theismann upright during their run to the Super Bowl XVII title following the 1982 season.
Some Hogs got injured, other Hogs moved on but Jacoby was the steady presence for all three Super Bowl titles. He started at left tackle in Super Bowl XXII after the 1987 season and at right tackle in Super Bowl XXVI after the 1991 season. Along the way he made four Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro twice.
Grimm is the other Hog on the Hall of Fame; he was enshrined in 2010.