Redskins great Joe Jacoby misses out on Hall of Fame


Redskins offensive tackle Joe Jacoby had his last chance to get into the Super Bowl as a modern era candidate. But Minneapolis was not Hog Heaven.

Our JP Finlay reported the news from the Super Bowl city.

He was one of the 15 modern-era finalists for selection. A maximum of five will get in. 

There is still a chance for the glory days to get a representative in Canton. Bobby Beathard, who was the general manager from 1978-1989, is a nominee as a contributor. We don't have any news on how he fared in the voting. 

Jacoby was a member of the original Hogs, the offensive line that plowed the way for John Riggins to gain 166 yards in Super Bowl XVII, sparking the Redskins to their first Super Bowl title. As members of the Hogs changed over the year, Jacoby was a constant, starting on all three of the teams that won Super Bowls in a 10-year span.

He entered the league as a 6-7, 305-pound undrafted free agent in 1981. Joe Gibbs thought that at that size he was a defensive lineman and sent him over to the other practice field. But once Jacoby got acclimated he caught on in a hurry, starting 13 games as a rookie. In a 13-year career, he started 148 games and he added two first-team All-Pro selections and four trips to the Pro Bowl along the way.



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