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Redskins legend Joe Jacoby selected as Hall of Fame finalist for Class of 2017

Can the former Hog go all the way this time?

For the second year in a row, former Redskins tackle Joe Jacoby has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame the league announced Tuesday evening.

Despite going undrafted as an offensive tackle from the University of Louisville from 1978-80, the Redskins signed the 300-pounder to a contract in 1981.

The 12-year veteran, all in Washington, is a three-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler, two-time AP first team All-Pro, and one of the 80 Greatest Redskins.

In his 170 games in the Burgundy and Gold, including 148 starts, Jacoby played every position but center but was predominantly a left tackle in his first several seasons.

Jacoby would be the 20th member of the organization to be inducted into the Hall of Fame joining teammates and coaches like Darrell Green, Russ Grimm, and Joe Gibbs.

The next step in whether or not Jacoby will make the Hall of Fame will be announced next month at the NFL Honors in Houston on February 4, preceding Super Bowl 51.

Jacoby is not the only former Redskin to be named a finalist as Miami Dolphins great defensive end Jason Taylor is also among the 15 footballers. The other 13 are:

  1. Morten Andersen
  2. Tony Boselli
  3. Isaac Bruce
  4. Don Coryell
  5. Terrell Davis
  6. Brian Dawkins
  7. Alan Faneca
  8. Ty Law
  9. John Lynch
  10. Kevin Mawae
  11. Terrell Owens
  12. LaDainian Tomlinson
  13. Kurt Warner

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