Joe Jacoby
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Jacoby in 2018
No. 66
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1959-07-06) July 6, 1959 (age 64)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Western (Louisville)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:170
Games started:148
Player stats at · PFR

Joseph Erwin Jacoby (born July 6, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He won three Super Bowls during his tenure with the team.

College career

Jacoby started off as an offensive tackle for the University of Louisville from 1978 to 1980.[1] He was a three-year letterman, and the team co-captain in his senior season. Jacoby was inducted into Louisville's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.[2] Still, the team achieved limited success with Jacoby, posting a 16–16 overall record in his three seasons, with only one season with a winning record and no Bowl game appearances.[3]

Professional career

After college, Jacoby went undrafted. He signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins in 1981, where he embarked on an enviable career—four Super Bowl appearances, of which his team won three (XVII in 1983, XXII in 1988, and XXVI in 1992), plus four consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 1983 to 1986.

Along with Jeff Bostic, Mark May, George Starke and Russ Grimm, Jacoby was a founding member of the Redskins' renowned "Hogs" offensive line of the 1980s and early 1990s (deemed one of the best front fives of NFL history), which was a mainstay of the Redskins' glory years during the first Joe Gibbs era.[4][5]

Jacoby was the lead blocker on John Riggins' famous touchdown run which ensured the Redskins' Super Bowl XVII win over the Dolphins in 1983. In that game, the Redskins set a Super Bowl record for most rushing yards with 276. The Hogs helped the Redskins break that record five years later in Super Bowl XXII, in which Washington trampled over the Denver Broncos with 280 rushing yards en route to the second of the Redskins' three championships.


One year after the Redskins' third Super Bowl victory in 1992, Jacoby retired, after which he became the owner of an auto dealership in Warrenton, Virginia.

Jacoby became an assistant football coach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He began as a part-time volunteer in 2008 and was hired as a full-time employee in 2009.[6] In 2014, Jacoby was hired as the offensive line coach for Concordia University Chicago.[7]

Jacoby and his wife, Irene, have two daughters.


  1. ^ "2019 Football Roster". Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ "Joe Jacoby (2004) - Athletics Hall of Fame".
  3. ^ "Louisville Cardinals Football Record by Year".
  4. ^ "Joe Jacoby - The Legend That Almost Wasn't". 1959-07-06. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  5. ^ "The History of The Hogs". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  6. ^ Joe Jacoby. "Shenandoah". Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "This article is unavailable". Retrieved January 4, 2017.