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Leon Jacobs (born October 3, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin.[1] The San Pedro native holds the record for most games played by a Football Bowl Subdivision player having played in 59 NCAA contests.[2]

Leon Jacobs
No. 48 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-03) October 3, 1995 (age 24)
Enugu, Nigeria
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Golden Valley
(Santa Clarita, California)
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019
Total tackles:22
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Jacobs attended and played high school football at Golden Valley High School.[3]

College careerEdit

Jacobs attended and played college football at Wisconsin.[4] After playing exclusively at linebacker in 2015, he played both linebacker and fullback in 2016 and returned to just the defensive side of the ball in 2017.[5]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Leon Jacobs Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2013 Wisconsin Big Ten FR LB 13 4 3 7 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Wisconsin Big Ten SO LB 14 18 10 28 2.0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Wisconsin Big Ten JR LB 4 5 5 10 2.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Wisconsin Big Ten JR FB 14 24 13 37 1.0 1.0 1 25 25.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Wisconsin Big Ten SR LB 14 35 25 60 9.5 3.5 2 5 2.5 0 3 2 0 1 1
Career Wisconsin 59 86 56 142 15.5 6.5 3 30 10.0 0 3 2 0 1 1

Professional careerEdit

Jacobs was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[6] He played in 12 games with three starts. In Week 14, against the Tennessee Titans, he scored a safety when tackled Cameron Batson in the endzone.[7] He was placed on injured reserve on December 14, 2018 with a quad injury.[8] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 21 combined tackles.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - LEON JACOBS". www.nfl.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Orange Bowl victory would complete a historic run for Wisconsin senior class". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Leon Jacobs, Golden Valley , Outside Linebacker". 247Sports. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Leon Jacobs College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - LEON JACOBS". www.nfl.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Leon Jacobs". BigCatCountry.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans - December 6th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Jaguars make roster moves". Jaguars.com. December 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Leon Jacobs 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.

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