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#5 Jestin Jacobs

Height 6-4
Weight 236 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Englewood, Ohio
High School Northmont
Twitter @jestinjacobs__
Instagram @jestinjacobs__
Jestin Jacobs - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Enrolled in 2019 spring semester and participated in spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Next Man In Award, defense . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense . . . four tackles vs. Indiana, including three solo stops and one assist, to go with a shared tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards . . . recorded first forced fumble of career, which led to Iowa touchdown on the play . . . also recorded four solo tackles and one pass break-up on a key third down stop vs. ISU . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense . . . career-best eight tackles vs. Kent State, including three solo stops and five assists . . . started at outside linebacker in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense . . . matched career-high with eight tackles vs. CSU, including four solo stops and four assists . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense . . . four tackles at Maryland, including two solo stops and two assists . . . started at outside linebacker in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . three tackles vs. PSU, including two solo tackles and one assist . . . first interception in the first quarter led to Iowa field goal . . . started at outside linebacker in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . three tackles vs. Purdue, including two solo stops and one assist . . . started at outside linebacker in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . three tackles at Wisconsin, with two solo stops and one assist to go with one pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . one solo tackle at Northwestern . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . four tackles vs. Minnesota, including two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at outside linebacker in 33-23 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . recorded four solo tackles vs. Illlinois, along with one QB pressure . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . two tackles at Nebraska, including one solo stop and one assist . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . started at outside linebacker in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . four tackles vs. Kentucky, including two solo tackles and two assists.

2020 – – Started at weakside linebacker in 24-20 loss at Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . recorded two tackles vs. MSU, including one solo stop and one assist . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.

2019 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.

High school honors – – Named Army All-American as a senior . . . named first-team All-West Division, All-GWOC, and All-Southwest District as a senior . . . honorable mention All-Ohio as a senior . . . first-team All-West Division, All-GWOC, and All-Southwest District as a junior . . . Career – – Three-year letterman as linebacker and running back . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior, with two-year record of 18-5 . . . recorded 52 tackles and four sacks as a senior, while rushing 51 times for 365 yards and seven touchdowns . . . as a junior recorded 74 tackles, including four sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception . . . 14 tackles as a sophomore . . . team captain as a junior and senior.

Personal – –Born 1/25/2001 . . . open major . . . parents are Seth Jacobs and Felicia Ridgeway . . . high school coach was Tony Broering.