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#50 Jacob Sobotka

Height 6-3
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Clearfield, Iowa
High School Mount Ayr

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Did not see any game action.

2016 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2016 – – Did not see any game action.

2015 – – Did not see any game action.

2014 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned second-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl, where he was named defensive MVP . . . first-team all-conference and all-state as a junior, being named conference offensive Player of the Year . . . first-team all-conference as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as linebacker and quarterback . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs four-straight years, including a championship game appearance as a senior  as team posted a 19-4 record his final two seasons . . . holds single season and career records for passing yards and touchdowns, as well as career marks for rushing yards and touchdowns . . . as a senior completed 95-0f-178 passes for 1,175 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 819 yards and 11 touchdowns and 22.5 tackles on defense, including five tackles for loss, and one interception . . . as a junior completed 120-of-209 pass attempts for 1,668 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,407 yards and 24 touchdowns . . . on defense collected 50.5 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and one forced fumble . . . completed 67-of-156 pass attempts as a sophomore for 1,050 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,017 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . on defense registered 50 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, along with two forced fumbles and one interception . . . rushed for 506 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman . . . also earned three letters in basketball and four in track.

Personal — Born 1/30/96 . . . business major . . . parents are Michele and Dan Sobotka . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . high school coaches were Delwyn Showalter and Derek Lambert.