Offensive lineman, 1981 to 1993. Jacoby, a six-foot-seven tackle, was key to the offensive line known as the Hogs and played in four Super Bowls. He lives in Vienna, recently sold a car dealership, and hopes to coach football.
Most memorable moment?
Super Bowl XVII in 1983—the first Redskins Super Bowl win. It was my second year in the league, and the game was on my mother’s birthday. My rookie year, my mother passed away while I was at training camp.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Because I was involved with such a great organization, I don’t look at it individually. I was very blessed being on this football team. I could never have accomplished as one person what the group of guys together accomplished.
What did you learn playing football?
There’s never a perfect play. There are always going to be obstacles. And that’s the same in life. Things happen, but maintain what you have prepared for, your discipline to get through it.
Who do you most respect?
Art Monk was a man of very few words, a devoted family man, devoted to his faith. He never wavered, and I respect how he carried himself on and off the football field. I think quite a few guys looked up to him.
And Coach Gibbs. More than a football coach, he was a caring human being. I hear from him every two to three weeks, calling in, checking on his guys.
Favorite current player?
I’ve liked how Chris Samuels has developed, how he has bounced back from injuries. I think he probably had his best year in the league last year.
Advice for a rookie?
Mentally prepare yourself. Physically, everyone is pretty even. But it’s the mental part of the game—knowing where you’re supposed to be and what you’re supposed to be doing so you don’t have to think on the football field, just react without any hesitation.
How do the Redskins become champions again?
It comes down to execution. Physical mistakes you can live with. It’s the mental mistakes that can be prevented. Know what you’re doing out there.