|3 Bradley Jacobs|
Intensity, vision and quick adjustment to defensive scheme have translated into leadership role, despite short time in the ECU program ... A punishing tackler who will open senior campaign as an honors candidate at the Conference USA level ... Completed spring drills as the Pirates' starting strong safety for the second consecutive season after earning the program's defensive back-of-the-year award in 2010 ... Credited with seven tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups during the first spring scrimmage April 2 ... Contributed a solo stop and netted an interception a week later in the second intra-squad matchup ... Was held out of the Purple-Gold Game (April 16) because of a left ankle injury suffered during the second scrimmage (April 9) ... Officially inked with the East Carolina program during the mid-year signing period Dec. 18 (2009) while the Pirates were preparing for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Started all 13 games, totaling 80 tackles with 46 solo hits, 34 assists and one for lost yardage ... Booked 48 stops on rushing plays and a team second-best 30 on passes ... 45 solo hits were third most on the squad ... Led the Pirates with four interceptions and two forced fumbles while tallying a squad second-best six pass breakups ... Forced both fumbles during week three at Virginia Tech ... Tied for second among ECU defenders with six pass breakups ... Picked off passes versus N.C. State, Marshall, UAB and Maryland ... In Conference USA action, recorded team third-best 54 tackles and picked off two passes ... Doubled pass breakup total during the second half of the season with four ... Recorded seven or more tackles seven times and tallied at least three stops in each game ... Booked four or more solo stops in eight contests ... Tallied first career TFL (two yards) with a third-quarter stop of Southern Miss' William Spight on a screen pass ... Matched career high with nine tackles against SMU, including six in the second half and overtime ... Booked two of ECU's six stops in overtime against the Mustangs ... Made all three stops at Rice in the second and third quarters ... Set a career high with three pass breakups at UAB, including two on the Blazers' final drive of the second quarter ... Credited with one pass breakup versus Tulsa, Southern Miss and UCF ... Registered a career-high nine tackles versus the Knights, splitting the stops between the first (four) and second (five) halves ... In the first quarter against Marshall, booked three-of-four tackles and intercepted a Brian Anderson pass, returning it a career-long 40 yards ... Booked six-of-seven tackles in the first half at Southern Miss ... In second and third quarters at Virginia Tech, forced two fumbles and recorded five-of-seven tackles ... Versus the Hokies, set personal best with six solo hits.
Junior College: Helped team finish the season ranked No. 8 in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)/JCFootball.com poll ... Bulldogs went 17-5 (9-2 as freshman, 8-3 as sophomore) during two seasons, which included a pair of Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) South Division championships ... Served as a key member of a program that captured an overall MACJC title and a Mississippi Bowl win in 2008 ... Played an integral role in the Bulldogs' national top 10 statistical standings in total defense (10th) and rushing defense (sixth), while also contributing to a No. 29 rank in fewest passing yards allowed.
High School: A four-year letterman and three-year all-district choice for coach Sean Harden at Long Beach High School ... Helped Bearcats to district championship as a sophomore ... Earned all-region accolades as a junior after making 45 tackles and picking off one pass on the defensive side of the ball, while rushing for 865 yards and scoring six touchdowns offensively ... Named to the all-state unit during senior campaign after a 57-tackle, two-interception effort ... Also scored 12 TDs and ran for 1,200 yards as a team captain in 2007 ... Also earned three baseball letters as an outfielder.
Personal: Full name is Bradley Trevor Jacobs ... Born April, 26, 1990 at Dayton, Ohio ... A communications major ... Brother Brandon was a four-year (2002-05) letterman at running back at Ole Miss ... Nickname is Jake ... Says winning district title as a sophomore in high school as most memorable football moment to date ... Lists Troy Polamalu is favorite NFL player ... Credits his parents as the most influential on his career.