Former Redskins great Joe Jacoby has made the list of 15 finalists for the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
Signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 1981, Jacoby went on to star at left tackle as a member of the famed “Hogs” offensive line that paved the way for the Redskins to win three Super Bowls. Jacoby, who played for Washington until retiring in 1993, was selected All-Pro three times and earned four Pro Bowl selections.
Prior to this year, Jacoby had ranked among the final 25 Hall of Fame nominees five times. But each time, he missed the cut for the final 15.
The selections for this year’s Hall of Fame class will be determined on Feb. 6, on the eve of the Super Bowl.
Jacoby on Sunday will serve as honorary captain for the Redskins’ playoff game at FedEx Field against the Packers.
The other 14 modern era Hall of Fame finalists are:
Morten Andersen, Place kicker – 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Atwater, Safety – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Terrell Davis, Running back – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Tony Dungy, Coach – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts
Alan Faneca, Guard – 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
Brett Favre, Quarterback – 1991 Atlanta Falcons, 1992-2007 Green Bay Packers, 2008 New York Jets, 2009-2010 Minnesota Vikings
Kevin Greene, Linebacker/Defensive end – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Marvin Harrison, Wide receiver – 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts
Edgerrin James, Running back – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
John Lynch, Free safety – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Terrell Owens, Wide receiver – 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals
Orlando Pace, Tackle – 1997-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Chicago Bears
Kurt Warner, Quarterback – 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals
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