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Once Again, Joe Jacoby Named Semifinalist For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Once Again, Joe Jacoby Named Semifinalist For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Hopefully, the end result is different this time around. As a senior in 1994 he won the Morris Trophy, given to the best offensive lineman in the Pac-12 (then the Pac-10), and in 2014 he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

This marks the third consecutive year that Johnson is a semifinalist for induction. He was a finalist who deserved to be a first-ballot selection a year ago.

Below, Gil Brandt ranks all 27 modern-era semifinalists, further breaking down who he thinks should make it as a finalist and, finally, who, in his opinion, should be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

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Others in their initial year of eligibility who made this cut are Brian Urlacher, Richard Seymour, Steve Hutchinson and Ronde Barber.

The 15 finalists will be announced during January and Hall of Fame voters will cast their votes for the inductees on Super Bowl Saturday. Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins and wide receiver Terrell Owens.

The semifinalists include 25 players (12 offense and 13 defense) and two coaches. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and now ranks 4th in National Football League history with 15,208 yards receiving. An eight-time Pro Bowl selection, Dawkins finished his Eagles career in 2008 as the franchise's all-time leader in games played (183) and interceptions (34).