Redskins great Joe Jacoby to visit Harry Grove Stadium

Keys to host former "Hog" for autograph session during game on Saturday, Aug. 31

By Frederick Keys | August 26, 2013 10:12 AM ET

Joe Jacoby, a three-time Super Bowl champion and member of the punishing Washington Redskins offensive line nicknamed "The Hogs", will hold an autograph session for fans Saturday, Aug. 31, at Harry Grove Stadium during the Frederick Keys' 6 p.m. game against the Potomac Nationals.

Jacoby headlines the festivities taking place during the Keys' annual Salute to the Gridiron Night, and in his honor, the first 600 fans in the gate Saturday will receive a free hog snout. He will sign autographs for two hours, beginning at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to dress as Hogettes, the group of Redskins fans who wore dresses, wigs, ladies' hats and pig snouts on Sundays as a salute to Jacoby and The Hogs, or wear their favorite football team's gear.

Tickets are available for Saturday's game and gates will open at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets online at, by phone at 301-815-9939 or at the box office at Harry Grove Stadium. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Jacoby went undrafted out of Louisville in 1981 and signed with the Redskins as a free agent that year. An offensive tackle, Jacoby played his entire 13-year career with Washington, winning Super Bowls in 1983, 1988 and 1992. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons (1983-86) as a left tackle, named an All-Pro in '83 and '84, selected to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team and is one of 45 players, coaches and owners that have been inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame at FedEx Field.

He was one of the original five Washington offensive linemen that became known as The Hogs, a dominant, bruising group that cleared the way for the Redskins' rushing attack and protected quarterbacks Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien in the early '80s through the early '90s. Jacoby helped lead the way on John Riggins' iconic touchdown run in Super Bowl XVII, in which the Redskins set a Super Bowl rushing record, one they would break five years later in Super Bowl XXII.

Jacoby retired from the NFL in 1993 and currently coaches the offensive line at John Handley High School in Winchester, Va.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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