Legendary #Redskins OL @JoeJacoby66HOG named semifinalist for @ProFootballHOF Class of 2017.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 17, 2016
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Here's the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017! #PFHOF17 pic.twitter.com/5z4v6RIMvL— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) November 17, 2016
Joe Jacoby has once again been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this is his 7th time as a semi-finalist. Last year he made it down to the final selection process, but was robbed again. From our fearless leader Ken Meringolo last year:
“An undrafted free agent--you read that correctly--Jacoby came out of Louisville with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. That chip propelled him to being named All-Pro THREE times and sent him to four straight Pro Bowls. Along with Jeff Bostic, Mark May, George Starke and the Hall of Fame guard Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby was a founding member of the Hogs. This offensive line has been named one of the best five lines in NFL history by numerous list shows and panel discussions (too numerous to cite!). The Redskins offense broke their own rushing record in Super Bowl XXII, topping the mark set by John Riggins and his teammates in Super Bowl XVII. Leading the charge both times: left tackle Joe Jacoby.
In addition to being named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, Jacoby was also included in the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team. He has been part of the final 25 in the Hall of Fame process five times, but has failed to reach the final 15 any of those times.
Please join me in hoping that the Hall of Fame voters recognize that when a team wins three different Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks but only one left tackle, maybe there is something there.”
You can vote for Joe Jacoby here
Joe Jacoby has a tough time talking about himself. So I'll make the case for him to be in the Hall of Fame https://t.co/0Q52rOmy5A— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) February 5, 2016