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Throwback Thursday: Joe Jacoby’s Life Off The Field In Pictures

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 20, 2014 – 8:57 am


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Joe Jacoby may best be remembered by Redskins fans as a four-time Pro Bowl selection, two-time first-team All Pro, a member of the NFL’s 1980’s All-Decade Team, and, of course, key cog for three Super Bowl teams, but he also lived a pretty unique and fulfilling life off of the field.

Take these photos of the legendary Hog dressed up as Frankenstein as example:

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Jacoby is a very impressive physical specimen, standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing nearly 300 pounds during his playing days, but he looks tiny standing next to Manute Bol.

Minute Bol, Joe Jacoby

July 19, 1994, will forever live in Redskins history as a day of mixed emotions, as it marked the closing of an unexpected, yet thrilling and successful chapter for the franchise.

On that day, Jacoby formally announced his retirement from professional football.

It was known for some time that his career was winding down, but that didn’t detract from the emotion that the last of “The Hogs” would be spending the rest of his life doing something other than throwing his mass around.

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The press release of his retirement announcement is below:


Following his retirement, Jacoby became a used-car dealer in Warrenton, Va. — owning the dealership until 2008.



In 2009, Jacoby joined Shenandoah University’s coaching staff in a full-time role:


Now he can now be found pacing the sidelines for Concordia University — a Division III school in Chicago.

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