Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Hogs Custom Fitted Cap

The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. Renowned for their ability to control the line of scrimmage, the Hogs helped the Redskins win three Super Bowl championships (XVII, XXII and XXVI) under head coach Joe Gibbs.

"The Hogs" was a term coined by offensive line coach Joe Bugel during training camp in 1982, when he told his linemen, "Okay, you hogs, let's get running down there."

Center Jeff Bostic, left guard Russ Grimm, right guard Mark May, right tackle Joe Jacoby, left tackle George Starke, along with tight ends Don Warren and Rick Walker comprised the original Hogs. While Starke retired in 1984 shortly after the team won their third NFL Championship in Super Bowl XVII, Bostic, Grimm, Jacoby, and Warren stayed together until the early 1990s.

The line averaged 273 pounds in 1982 not including Jacoby, who joined the team later weighing in at around 300 pounds.

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