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Defensive MVP of 2015 Cactus Bowl
Career Highs: Tackles - 13, at Oklahoma, 2014 Interceptions - 1, twice, last vs. Texas Tech, 2014 Sacks - No career sacks TFL - 1.5, at Oklahoma, 2014 Pass Break Ups - 1, five times, last at Oklahoma, 2014 Forced Fumbles - 1, twice, last vs. Washington, 2015
Became a significant playmaker for the OSU defense in his first year as a starter in 2014.
2014 (Sophomore): Honored by the OSU coaching staff as the defensive recipient of the team’s Barry Sanders Award presented to the player with the most contribution with the least recognition ... Had a team-high eight tackles and a forced fumble en route to securing defensive MVP honors in OSU’s Cactus Bowl win over Washington ... Started every game at linebacker ... His 92 tackles on the year ranked third on the team ... Recorded an interception against 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of Florida State in the season opener .... Also recorded a fourth-quarter interception against Texas Tech that went far in sealing OSU’s 45-35 win over the Red Raiders ... Forced a fumble against Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine that led to a turnover and shifted the momentum for the Cowboys in OSU’s 38-35 overtime win at Oklahoma ... Credited with 13 tackles in that Bedlam win, the most of his career to date ... Had at least four tackles in 12 games and at least 10 in three games ... Credited with 6.5 tackles for loss, five pass break ups and two quarterback hurries.
2013 (Freshman): Saw action in six games, playing against UTSA, Lamar, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Kansas and Texas ... Finished with 11 tackles and eight solo stops ... Had a season-high four tackles against Lamar ... Credited with three stops at Iowa State, two at UTSA and one in the Texas Tech and Kansas games.
High School: Coached by Tom Goosen ... Played linebacker and quarterback during his prep career … An all-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) selection … Southern Section Western Division defensive player of the year and league defensive player of the year… Played on a 13-1 team as a senior … All-state and all-CIF as a junior … Was a varsity starter as a freshman … An all-state selection by Cal-Hi Sports as a defensive back … Had 151 tackles and 926 yards of total offense as a senior ... Also competed in track and field ... Coached youth football and was a teacher’s aid for a local fourth-grade class ... Held scholarship offers from Oregon, UCLA, Arkansas, Washington and Oregon State, among others.
Personal: Seth Josiah Jacobs was born Oct. 14, 1993, in Lindsay, Calif. ... Son of Jimmy and Tracy Jacobs ... Father played football at the University of Idaho and had a stint with the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions ... Strategic communications major.