19) Joe Jacoby

Joe Jacoby, anchor of arguably the greatest offensive line in NFL history, the Hogs, was extremely moved by my letter, and he let me know no less.

Arguably one of the most touching responses I received was from future Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Jacoby, one of the original Hogs who anchored the Joe Gibbs three-time championship dynasty Redskins of the 80s and early 90s. Jacoby was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, and a member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade team…an excellent resume for an undrafted free agent who became a starter in his opening month as a player.

Joe seemed quite touched by my request in my letter. I was also very touched by Jacoby’s request that I read Psalm 91…I am certainly someone who needs to spend more time reading my Bible and living more of my life as a Christian:

Psalm 91: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” … “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

It is responses like these are what I intended the Gratitude to Greats project to be all about. Thank you Mr. Jacoby!!!


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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