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#30 Jake Gervase

Height 6-2
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Davenport, Iowa
High School Assumption

Hawk Items – – Tied Pinstripe Bowl record with one interception . . . one of six seniors named to 2018 Leadership Group.

2018 Honors – – Named to All-Bowl Team by Rivals.com for his play in 2019 Outback Bowl . . . Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . honorable mentions All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . Brett Greenwood Award, defense . . . 2018 – – Led team in tackles with 89, including 49 solo stops . . . tied for second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally with four interceptions . . . tied for team lead in pass break-ups (7) and interceptions (4) . . . started at free safety in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle, four assists and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 13-3 win over Iowa State, recording one solo stop and two assists as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . started at free safety in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles vs. UNI, including three solo stops and one assist, along with one caused fumble recovered by Iowa . . . started at free safety in 28-17 loss to Wisconsin . . . matched career-high with eight tackles vs. #18 Wisconsin, including four solo stops and four assists . . . started at free safety in 48-31 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . six tackles at Minnesota, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at free safety in 42-16 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . led team with eight tackles at Indiana to match career high, including six solo stops and two assists . . . first interception of the year halted Indiana’s final drive, which he returned 19 yards, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 23-0 win over Maryland as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and 115 yards total offense . . . led team with six tackles vs. Maryland, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at free safety in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . recorded five tackles at Penn State, including two solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . led team with career-best 10 tackles at Purdue, including eight solo stops and two assists, to go with second interception of the year in the red zone to stop a scoring threat . . .  started at free safety in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . led team by matching career high with 10 tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo stops and six assists, along with one pass interception . . . started at free safety in 63-0 win at Illinois, as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . eight tackles at Illinois, including five solo stops and three assists, along with one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . matched career-high with 10 tackles vs. Nebraska, including five solo tackles and five assists . . . started at free safety in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . six tackles vs. MSU, including four solo stops and two assists . . . career-best four pass break-ups in bowl win, including break-up on MSU’s final offensive play in final minutes . . . pass interception in the eond zone and 28 yard return in fourth quarter to stop a MSU scoring threat, and leading to Iowa’s final field goal for 27-22 advantage.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award . . . Next Man In Award, defense . . . 2017 – – Collected 58 total tackles, including 31 solo stops and 27 assists . . . also had three interceptions and six pass break-ups . . . started at free safety for first career start in 24-3 win over Wyoming as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best four tackles, with two solo tackles and two assists, including one tackle for loss on a fourth down attempt, and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . recorded career-best six tackles at Iowa State, includng four solo tackles and two assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 31-14 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn Stare, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, recording career-best two pass break-ups . . . started at free safety in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . matched career-best with six tackles at Northwestern, including five solo tackles and one assist . . . started at free safety in 17-10 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . career-best eight tackles vs. Minnesota, with five solo stops and three assists . . . first career interception came in the end zone to stop a scoring threat, and he also added one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . six tackles vs. Ohio State, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at free safety in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . recorded six tackles at Wisconsin, including one solo tackle and five assists, along with second interception of the season . . . started at free safety in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . seven tackles vs. Purdue, including three solo stops and four assists, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . five tackles at Nebraska, including three solo stops and two assists . . . started at free safety in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half . . . matched career-high with eight tackles vs. Boston College, including four solo stops and four assists . . . collected interception and 29-yard return on third play of the game that led to opening field goal . . . also had one tackle for loss.

2016 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . Team Hustle Award, special teams . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2016 – – Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, recording four solo tackles . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed 61 rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

2015 – – Saw first action of career in 31-14 win over Illinois State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . did not see action in 27-24 win over Pitt . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 29-20 win over Illinois . . . did not see action in 40-10 win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . did not see action in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

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

High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a defensive back as a senior . . . conference Player of the Year on offense and co-Player of the Year on defense as a senior . . . first team all-conference at quarterback and defensive back as a senior, along with honorable mention punter . . . Player of the Year and captain of All-Metro team as a senior . . . first team all-conference on defense as a junior and third team on offense . . . third team all-conference on defense as a sophomore . . . Career – – three-year letterman at defensive back, quarterback and punter . . . set school, conference and state records in Class 3A with 16 career interceptions . . . team captain as a senior . . . as a senior recorded 53.5 tackles, including 47 solo stops, and eight interceptions . . . on offense completed 73-149 pass attempts for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing 150 times for 985 yards and seven scores . . . as a junior recorded 44.5 tackles and five interceptions, while completing 96-159 pass attempts for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushing 146 times for 946 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . collected 48.5 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore, while rushing for 166 yards and passing for 85 yards . . . also enjoyed outstanding baseball career as a prep, while also earning varsity letters in basketball, wrestling and track . . . first team all-state in baseball as a senior by Iowa Newspaper Association, and named to coaches association 16-player Super Team . . . led team to Class 3A state championship . . . held .398 batting average, with 21 RBI and 33 stolen bases in 39 games . . . named Class 3A Baseball Player of the Year by Sports Spotlight.

Personal – – Born 9/18/95 . . . finance major . . . parents are Sheila and Steve Gervase . . . high school coach was Wade King.