Joe Jacoby not among Hall of Fame finalists

January 9, 2014

Former Washington Redskins offensive tackle Joe Jacoby was eliminated from consideration for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Jacoby failed to make the cut from 25 semifinalists to the 15 modern era finalists announced Thursday night.

Former guard Russ Grimm will remain the lone representative of the Redskins’ famed “Hogs” offensive lines in the Hall of Fame.

The 15 finalists are Morten Andersen, Jerome Bettis, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, Walter Jones, John Lynch, Andre Reed, Will Shields, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams.

The media members who serve as selectors will meet in New York on Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl, and choose four to seven new Hall of Famers from a group that also includes senior committee nominees Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey.

Eliminated along with Jacoby were fellow semifinalists Steve Atwater, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Jimmy Johnson, Karl Mecklenburg, Paul Tagliabue, Steve Wisniewski and George Young.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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