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Tidbits from the 1991 Redskins Press Guide - Joe Jacoby #66 Guard/Tackle


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Up Close:


He is the only offensive lineman in Redskin history to score a touchdown


Career Highlights:


Joe was selected to 4 straight probowls from 1983-86

He was the Redskins recipient of the 1990 Ed Block Courage Award


Signed as a free agent 1981


1990 Season:


The moment the cast came off and revealed a severely atrophied left leg, Joe began his tiresome and grueling return to the Redskin lineup that had him at Redskin Park 6 days a week in the off-season.  Whatever lingering doubts there might have been about his uncertain future, following major reconstructive knee surgery, were answered when big #66 took the field for the season opener against the Cardinals.  "Remarkable," said offensive line coach Jim Hanifan.  "Obviously its a tribute to Jake and his work ethic.  We were just kind of walking on eggs going into training camp with him.  But when he had his first contact, he got a big smile on his face.  Then we knew he was OK.  All the hard work in the off-season had paid off."  It also paid off handsomely for the Redskins.  Jake played a key role in the week 8 overtime victory over the Lions when he stepped in for an injured Jim Lachey at left tackle.  And when Russ Grimm and Jeff Bostic suffered injuries against Miami, Jake was inserted at left guard where he finished the game.  The following week Jake started at left guard against the Bears.  An injury to Ed Simmons in that game moved Joe back to Right tackle, where he started the rest of the season.  But it was a look the Redskin coaches liked.  "Undoubtedly, Jake is the biggest offensive guard in the league," said Hanifan.  "He pulls well and he does all those things well from that guard position."

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