Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Appalachian State Game
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 4
A strong, mobile and fundamentally-sound performer who is expected to fully bounce back from a serious ankle injury last November and experience significant action as a potential starter or top reserve at one of the outside linebacking positions as sophomore ... Displayed perhaps a quicker rise on defensive two-deep than any other member of linebacking corps during course of first active season before injury occurred ... Was held to limited duty and restricted contact (no scrimmage participation) during the spring in final phase of rehabilitation work, but still earned place on depth chart behind projected starter Derrell Johnson ... Has taken full advantage of time in the strength program in first two years, adding nearly 20 pounds to frame while also increasing quickness and strength ... Produced a back squat of 415 pounds, a jerk of 1,201 watts and a vertical leap of 31" during spring testing, serving as a testament to the near completion of recovery phase ... A coach's son who exhibits strong preparation habits and displays plenty of leadership skills.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
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 before winning the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A championship with a personal-best mark of 56 feet as a senior ... 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.