Ben Jacobs
Ben  Jacobs

Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:

Fresno State: (2009): Earned first-team All-WAC honors ... tied an NCAA record against Louisiana Tech with three forced fumbles ... recovered two fumbles against La Tech and returned one for a touchdown ... played and started in every game in his career ... had three games with double digit tackles, including a season-high15 at Wisconsin ... led the Dogs in tackle with 106 ... made 14 tackles and blocked a kick in the New Mexico Bowl ... recovered three fumbles, had one interception and had 8 tackles for loss ... blocked three kicks during the season ... named the WAC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 23. (2008): Earned Second-Team All-WAC honors ... played and started in all 13 games at middle linebacker ... led the team in tackles with 113, 47 being unassisted ... had seven tackles for losses and one sack ... had five pass breakups and one forced fumble ... had a 29-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown at Toledo, a game in which he also had 14 tackles, two for losses ... blocked a kick against Wisconsin ... had 11 tackles, two for losses and one sack against Hawaii ... selected Academic All-WAC. (2007): Emerged as one of the best middle linebackers in the WAC in his first season on the field ... started all 13 games and finished second on the team in tackles to Marcus Riley, the 2007 WAC Defensive Player of the Year ... made bold statement in his second game with 16 tackles at No. 23 Texas A&M ... had nine tackles in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl against Georgia Tech ... played well against Nevada with seven tackles, 1.5 for losses, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble ... finished the season with 81 tackles, six for losses ... had two quarterback sacks ... blocked two kicks. (2006): Redshirted.

High School: A two-way player who was a standout on defense as a linebacker ... three-year varsity starter ... helped his team to an 8-4 record in 2005 and a second round playoff appearance ... as a senior, was first-team all-district (Southeast Sunrise) at linebacker and the district's Defensive Player of the Year ... was also first-team all-region (Sunrise) and the region's Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... was first-team all-state as an inside linebacker ... was Silverado's Skyhawk Award Winner which is the team MVP ... as a senior compiled 99 tackles, 33 solo ... made six sacks ... had three interceptions ... forced four fumbles and recovered two ... as a tight end on offense, made 15 receptions for 297 yards and two touchdowns ... also a standout wrestler, taking second in the state as a junior ... won the Nevada state title in the discus as a senior with a throw of 160 feet 1 inch ... coached by Doug Thornhill.

Personal: Parents are Mark and Beth Jacobs and Cheryl O'Connor ... has younger brothers, Sam, Nathan, and Mitch ... has two sisters, Anna and Megan ... hobbies include going to the lake and camping ... favorite athlete is Emmitt Smith because he is the NFL All-Time leading rusher and played for the Cowboys ... biggest athletic thrill is beating Georgia Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl ... most admires his father and mother because of their ability to raise a whole family successfully.

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