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Hughes makes USA Today All-Joe team

Posted by Chris Brown on January 24, 2014 – 11:26 am

It’s not the Pro Bowl or All-Pro, but Bills pass rusher Jerry Hughes did get some measure of national recognition Friday for his 10-sack season in 2013.

Hughes was listed as a member of USA Today’s Larry Weisman’s All-Joe team. For those not familiar with the All-Joe team here’s a brief description.

All-Joe team was created in 1992 by longtime NFL writer Larry Weisman as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman’s work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. Phillips’ effort in the trenches didn’t lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City’s fifth-ranked defense or the team’s wild-card run. USA TODAY Sports has honored the unsung Joes ever since and compiles them in a 53-man roster that has at least one representative from every NFL team. Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl are eligible.

Weisman wrote the following on Hughes.

Jerry Hughes (Bills): A former first rounder cast off by the Colts, Hughes emerged as quite the sub package QB hunter (he only started once in 2013) in Buffalo with 10 sacks. 


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