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Redskins Legend Joe Jacoby Named Semifinalist for Hall of Fame

Redskins Legend Joe Jacoby Named Semifinalist for Hall of Fame

Redskins Legend Joe Jacoby Named Semifinalist

Washington Redskins legendary tackle Joe Jacoby has once again been named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hopefully the 7th time will “be the charm” for Jacoby, who has been waiting patiently for years.

We here at HTTR4LIFE spoke with Jacoby, or ‘Jake’ as his friends call him, a couple of years back. Jacoby said then that “he wasn’t worried about not getting in.” While I completely believe that this humble man was telling the absolute truth that day, I myself, have a problem with him not already being inducted.

This is after-all, the undrafted free-agent out of the University of Louisville who came in and not only started on three Superbowl teams, but was named All-Pro three times and went to the Pro Bowl four years in a row when it still meant something. A founding member of the iconic ‘Hogs’, a group of BIG, talented lineman who are still very much still considered one of, if not the best offensive lines in the history of the NFL. A line that not only kept their quarterback clean (three different guys for three different Superbowl victories), but also paved the way for some of the best rushing attacks the world has ever seen breaking the Superbowl record twice for rushing yards in a game.

Jacoby not only has team accolades being named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, he was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 1980’s. Last year Jacoby made it to the final 10 along with  coach Don Coryell, running back Terrell Davis, safety John Lynch and quarterback Kurt Warner.

The list contains 26 names. The other 21 not listed above are running back LaDainian Tomlinson, defensive end Jason Taylor, safety Brian Dawkins, wide receiver Hines Ward, wide receiver Terrell Owens, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Steve Atwater, guard Alan Faneca, running back Edgerrin James, tackle Tony Boselli, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, running back Roger Craig, tackle Chris Hinton, wide receiver Torry Holt, coach Jimmy Johnson, tackle Mike Kenn, cornerback Ty Law, linebacker Clay Matthews, guard Kevin Mawae, linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and safety Darren Woodson.

Selectors will cut that list to 15 before the final meeting the day before the Super Bowl, and they will be considered along with senior finalist Kenny Easley and contributors Paul Tagliabue and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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