Week 8: Jacobs and Nittany Lions fans thought the OLB had the play of the day when he both forced a Kyle McCord fumble then picked up the loose ball and rumbled 59 yards for a TD to give his team an apparent 10-3 second-quarter lead. However, holding call wiped out the play and sent the Buckeyes on a TD drive and eventually a 20-12 win. Jacobs still had a productive day as he was in on nine tackles and anchored a defense that limited Ohio State's ground game to 79 yards. — JH
Week 7: Jacobs played just 23 total snaps as Penn State warmed up for next week's showdown with Ohio State by pounding UMass, 63-0. The OLB did register a pressure and was in on two tackles. — JH
Week 5: Penn State stayed undefeated by thumping Northwestern 41-13 and, as it has all season, the win was dictated by another strong performance by the defense. Jacobs was in on a couple of tackles, though he did miss one tackle. He was also credited with one QB pressure. Jacobs was not targeted in pass coverage. — JH
Week 4: A solid day for Jacobs who, in 23 total snaps, was in on three tackles (two solo) and helped anchor a Penn State defense that completely throttled the Hawkeyes to the tune of just 76 total yards. The linebacker was targeted once in coverage but did not allow a completion. — JH
Week 3: The Penn State LB logged 50 snaps in the Nittany Lions 30-13 win over Illinois. He was credited with four tackles and one QB pressure. In coverage, he was targeted twice, allowing receptions on both but limited the catches to seven yards total. — JH
Week 2: Jacobs played on 20 snaps, recording a sack and another QB pressure as Penn State blasted Delaware 63-7. The outside 'backer did not register a tackle or an assist in either run defense or pass coverage. — JH
Week 1: Jacobs played 48 snaps in Penn State's season-opening 30-3 win over West Virginia. The outside LB tallied five tackles, a sack and one QB hurry. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Received All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media...Earned the team's Bob Mitinger Memorial Ultimate Teammate Award with Brenton Strange…Named preseason All-Big Ten second team by Pro Football Focus…Started 12 games at linebacker...Made 52 tackles (29 solo) with 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, two pass breakups, and an interception returned for a touchdown...Named the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Game twice (Auburn, 9/17; Rutgers, 11/19)...Tied for second in the Big Ten in fumble recoveries (2; T-22nd nationally)...at Purdue (9/1): Made six tackles (3 solo). Ohio (9/10): Made five tackles (1 solo). Added a half tackle for loss and a pass breakup…at Auburn (9/17): Made three tackles (2 solo). Added a sack for a loss of five yards…Central Michigan (9/24): Made three solo tackles. Recovered a fumble on a muffed punt, his first career fumble recovery…Northwestern (10/1): Recovered a fumble late in the second quarter…at Michigan (10/15): Recorded the first pick-six of his career on a 47-yard return in the second quarter. Chalked up five total tackles (three solo)...Minnesota (10/22): Set a career high with 14 total tackles (7 solo), including two tackles for loss...Ohio State (10/29): Made three tackles. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled five tackles (three solo), including two tackles for loss and a sack. Recorded his first career forced fumble, which was returned 70 yards by Ji'Ayir Brown for a touchdown. Added a pass breakup…Michigan State (11/26): Posted three total tackles (two solo). Added two quarterback hurries...vs. Utah (1/2): Made five tackles (four solo) and a career-high two sacks.
2021 (fr): Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media…Appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts...Made 61 tackles (39 solo), to go along with seven tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception…Recorded an 18-yard reception on a fake punt…at Wisconsin (9/4): Tallied a five tackles (4 solo)...Ball State (9/11): Made two solo tackles.Recorded a sack, the first of his career, for a 9-yard loss…Auburn (9/18): Tallied three tackles (two solo)...Villanova (9/25): Recorded two solo stops…Indiana (10/2): Made four stops (two solo). at Iowa (10/9): Posted four tackles (two solo) and a career-high two tackles for loss, including a sack. Added a QB hurry…Illinois (10/23): Made five tackles (two solo). Recorded his first career interception…at Ohio State (10/30): Recorded seven tackles (5 solo). Matched his career high with two tackles for loss...at Maryland (11/6): Posted five solo stops...Michigan (11/13): Recorded six tackles. Caught his first career pass on a fake punt from Jordan Stout, an 18-yard reception in the first quarter…at Michigan State (11/27): Tallied eight tackles (three solo). Added a tackle for loss…vs. Arkansas (1/1): Made a career-high 10 tackles (eight solo). Added a sack.
2020 (true fr): Appeared in eight games…Made nine tackles (six solo) to go along with an assisted tackle for loss and a pass breakup…Maryland (11/7): Assisted on a tackle for loss. Added a pass breakup…at Nebraska (11/14): Made a solo tackle…Iowa (11/21): Registered two tackles…at Rutgers (12/5): Assisted on one tackle…Michigan State (12/12): Recorded four tackles, all solo stops.
High school: Four-year letterman for head coach Hakeem Sule at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD...Was a two-time team captain...Helped the Eagles to an 11-1 and an appearance in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Championship Game...Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game...Chosen as a three-time all-district honoree (twice on offense, once on defense)...Was a three-time All-MIAA selection...Won the Eagle Award for the team’s most outstanding player...Had 55 catches for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...Totaled 46 catches for 800 yards and 10 scores as a sophomore...Had 22 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 34 overall prospect, No. 4 outside linebacker and No. 3 recruit in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 67 overall prospect, No. 7 outside linebacker, No. 13 player in the region and No. 4 prospect in Maryland by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 77 overall prospect, No. 6 inside linebacker and No. 7 recruit in Maryland by Rivals...Lettered in basketball...Earned all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior.
Full name is Curtis Jerome Jacobs Jr....Son of Michele and Curtis Jacobs Sr....Has three sisters, Morgan, Brianna and Destiny...Cousin, Andre Levrone, played football at Virginia and for the NFL's Carolina Panthers...Volunteers at his mother's summer camp for underprivileged kids in his neighborhood...Hobbies include playing basketball...Majoring in telecommunications.
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