|45 Jacob Geary|
A strong, mobile and fundamentally-sound performer who is expected to provide quality depth at one of the outside linebacking positions and contribute to various special teams units during his initial year on ECU's active roster ... Has taken full advantage of time in the strength program during redshirt campaign, adding 25 pounds to frame while also increasing quickness ... A coach's son who exhibits strong preparation habits and displays plenty of leadership potential ... Turned in a five-tackle outing during first spring scrimmage April 2 before following with three stops, which included a sack for an eight-yard loss, in the second contest April 9 ... Wrapped up drills with another sack for a six-yard loss during the Purple-Gold Game (April 16).
2010: Spent time on the scout teams while redshirting during initial season at ECU ... Officially signed with Ruffin McNeill's program in February.
High School: A four-year letterwinner, three-year starter and all-conference performer for the varsity unit at Cedar Ridge ... Played fullback and tight end on the offensive side of the ball, while experiencing action as a tackle, end and linebacker on defense ... A two-year team captain who earned first-team all-area honors in 2008 and 2009 ... A 10-time player-of-the-week choice who set a program tackle record during career ... Booked 162 stops, eight sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and three blocked kicks as a senior to earn CRHS's MVP Award ... Offensively, tallied 10 rushing touchdowns and made 20 "big blocks" that resulted in large gains or scores in 2009 ... Logged 127 tackles as a junior ... Added 10 sacks and 12 quarterback pressures on defense and contributed 200 receiving yards and 125 rushing yards on offense in 2008 ... Was also credited with 15 key blocks ... Game of note was a 21-tackle performance with a fumble return against Burlington Cummings during junior campaign ... Ranked as the No. 53 inside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com ... Recipient of the program's Academic Athlete and Iron Man (perfect attendance) as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ... Also won the Highest Team Academic Average Award as a junior and senior, and was a Golden Helmet honoree (academic and athletic excellence) with a 3.70 grade point average ... Also competed on the Red Wolves' track team all four years, earning all-conference honors on three occasions ... Finished as runner-up in the shotput event at the 2009 state meet and established new school standards in the indoor/outdoor shotput and discus ... Coached by his father Lou Geary.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Ross Geary ... Born September 14, 1991 ... Both parents are high school educators ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life ... Academic success has allowed inclusion into the National Technical Honor Society ... A health fitness specialist major.