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The Numbers Back Up His Case: Joe Jacoby Deserves To Be In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame


"Jake" deserves his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the numbers from his career prove it. 

Nearly 25 years after playing in his final NFL game on Oct. 10, 1993, Washington Redskins great Joe Jacoby continues to wait for his rightful spot alongside the greatest players in NFL history.

While the famous "Hogs" offensive line was about the collective whole, Jacoby clearly was a special player during his 13-year playing career.

He started in four different Super Bowls (three at left tackle, one at right tackle) and was a four-time Pro Bowler who went toe-to-toe with fellow Hall of Famers Randy White, Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor in heated NFC East battles.

As continues the push to get Jacoby into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Redskins Public Relations broke down his career by the numbers.

Have a look:

  • 69,031: Redskins' total offensive yards during Jacoby's tenure (1981-93 seasons), fourth-most in the NFL
  • 43,444: Redskins' passing yards during Jacoby's tenure (1981-93 seasons), fifth-most in the NFL
  • 25,587: Redskins' rushing yards during Jacoby's tenure (1981-93 seasons), fifth-most in the NFL
  • 6,253: Team record for total offensive yards, set by Jacoby's 1989 squad
  • 389: Sacks allowed by the Redskins as a team during Jacoby's tenure (1981-93 seasons), second-fewest in the NFL
  • 332: Players selected in the 1981 NFL Draft. Jacoby was not one of them, instead beginning his NFL career as a college free agent.
  • 170: Career regular season games played
  • 21: Career postseason games played, most in team history
  • 9: Sacks allowed by the Redskins during their 1991 Super Bowl campaign, still the franchise record for fewest sacks allowed in a single season
  • 4: Consecutive Pro Bowl berths from 1983-86
  • 3: Super Bowl titles, blocking for three different quarterbacks in those contests
  • 1 Career touchdown (fumble recovery vs. Minnesota in 1984)
    Jacoby's path to enshirement now goes through the senior nomination route.
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