Former Washington Redskins great Joe Jacoby has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jacoby, who played for the Redskins from 1981-1993 is one of 27 finalists for the Hall of Fame class of 2013. Jacoby started his career at left tackle, but moved to right tackle in the late 1980s after the team acquired LT Jim Lachey in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Jacoby was named to four Pro Bowls and played in four Super Bowls, winning three of them, all with the Redskins. He was not only a founding member of The Hogs -- the team's legendarily great offensive line -- he was also its biggest member.
Other nominees from the 2013 class include WR Andre Reed, who played 15 years with the Buffalo Bills before finishing his career with one season in Washington in 2000. Offensive linemen Larry Allen and Jonathon Ogden, as well as defensive linemen Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp were also nominated in their first year of eligibility.
At 6'7" and 325 pounds, Jacoby was a giant of his time and a forerunner for the enormous men who now play the offensive line. In 2012 a tackle of Jacoby's size is not unusual, but in 1981 it was virtually unheard-of, but part of offensive line coach Joe Bugel's plan to build a powerful offensive attack behind superior brute force.
Jacoby was named one of the 70 greatest Redskins in 2002.