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Joe Jacoby Voted Most Deserving Semi-Finalist To Head to Canton


It's been long enough.

At least that's what those internet visitors to the Talk of Fame Network believed when they voted Joe Jacoby, the three-time Super Bowl champion left tackle for the Redskins, as the most deserving semi-finalist that has long-waited (18 years) to be inducted into Canton.

He won in, what my colleague and managing editor Andrew Walker would often call, a "landslide," collecting 92.3 percent of the vote.

Jacoby beat out Don Coryell (26-year wait), running back Roger Craig (18 years), and offensive tackle Mike Kenn (17 years) and linebacker Karl Mecklenburg (16 years).

Jacoby, one of the original Hogs, has been a semifinalist several times for enshrinement in Canton, but that's as close as he would get.

He's a semifinalist once again this year, and was part of what's considered to be one of the greatest offensive lines in NFL history. Jacoby was voted to four consecutive Pro Bowls and named to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team.

No word on how much sway Talk of Fame has on the Hall of Fame, but here's hoping Canton gets it right this year.

If Jacoby is elected to the Hall of Fame, he would become the second Hog in Canton, joining guard Russ Grimm.




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