Former Redskins great Joe Jacoby denied Hall of Fame induction

It appears Russ Grimm remains the only member of "The Hogs" in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Redskins great Joe Jacoby, who filled the left tackle spot of the legendary offensive line known as “The Hogs,” reportedly fell short in Hall of Fame voting.


Jacoby played 13 seasons with the Redskins from 1981-93. Undrafted out of Lousville, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound left tackle was a member of all three Super Bowl-winning Redskins teams in ’82, ’87, and ’91. Jacoby played in four straight Pro Bowls from 1983-86, was selected first-team All-Pro twice and is a member NFL 1980’s All-Decade Team.


The accolades speak for themselves, though apparently not loud enough for the Hall of Fame voters. The gentle giant would have been the second member of those strong offensive lines to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. For now, the sole Hog in the Hall remains Russ Grimm. 

Former Packers QB Brett Favre headlines those who did make the class of 2016.

Dan Roth is a freelance sportswriter and Breaking Burgundy contributor. Follow Dan on Twitter @danrothdc.

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