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Former Redskins Joe Jacoby, Andre Reed Named Hall Of Fame Seminalists

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee announced Friday that former Washington Redskins left tackle Joe Jacoby and receiver Andre Reed are amongst the 27 semifinalists under consideration for the Class of 2013.

Offensive lineman Larry Allen, kicker Morten Andersen, safety John Lynch, tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and defensive end Michael Strahan were named semifinalists by the committee in their first year eligible.

Jacoby, 53, played for the Redskins from 1981 through 1993 and was part of all three Super Bowl teams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times and was named one of the team’s “70 Greatest Redskins” in 2002.

Reed, 48, most notably played 15 seasons in Buffalo, where he was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and played in all four Super Bowls for the Bills in the early 1990s. He played one season with the Redskins in 2000 before retiring.

The list of 27 semifinalists will be pared to 15 finalists in early January, with the official selection of five modern-era nominees determined in February during Super Bowl weekend. Dave Robinson, a linebacker who played 10 seasons in Green Bay before finishing his career with the Redskins in 1973 and 1974, was previously announced as a Hall of Fame selectee by the Seniors Committee.