Brandon Jacobs

Brandon Christopher Jacobs (born July 6, 1982) is a former American football running back, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants, both against the New England Patriots. He also played one season for the San Francisco 49ers before returning to New York for his final season. He played college football at Coffeyville, Auburn, and Southern Illinois.

Jacobs was larger and heavier than most NFL running backs, standing 6'4" tall and weighing 264 pounds. He also runs the 100 meters in 10.82 seconds and the 200 meters in 21.59 seconds. He won two Super Bowls in seven seasons with the New York Giants, and holds the franchise record for most career rushing touchdowns, as well as ranking fourth-most in career rushing yards.[1]

Brandon Jacobs
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Jacobs in 2011
No. 27, 45, 34
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:July 6, 1982 (age 36)
Houma, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Assumption
(Napoleonville, Louisiana)
College:Auburn / Southern Illinois
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:5,094
Rushing average:4.5
Rushing touchdowns:60
Receptions:82
Receiving yards:743
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Brandon Jacobs grew up in Napoleonville, Louisiana. The eldest son of a single mother Janice Jacobs, he has a brother, Michael Jacobs. He was raised by his mother and her sisters. His aunt and uncle, Dianne and Phil Cheavious, later became his legal guardians. He never had a relationship with his father. Brandon played basketball and football at Assumption High School, where he attended special education classes, and in his senior year received accolades such as USA Today All-America, Orlando Sentinel All-Southern, Prep Star All-Region and Louisiana Class 4A Most Valuable Offensive Player. He ran for more than 3,000 yards and scored 38 touchdowns in that senior campaign.

College career

Jacobs's college career started at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, under the direction of head coach Jeff Leiker and running backs coach Dickie Rolls.[2] Coffeyville is a member school of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[3] In 2001, his freshman year at Coffeyville, he ran for 1,349 yards and 17 touchdowns and gained Kansas Jayhawk Conference All-Conference honorable mention. He was also named the team MVP for CCC. In his sophomore season for the Red Ravens he racked up 1,896 yards and 20 touchdowns on 267 carries for a 7.1 yard-per-carry average. In light of these efforts Jacobs was named a JUCO All-American[4] and to the KJCCC All-Conference First Team.[5] He once again garnered the Team MVP trophy and was also named the recipient of the Reb Russell Memorial Football Scholarship Award.[6] The statistic of 1,896 yards rushing ranks second all-time on the Ravens individual season rushing yardage record.[7]

Jacobs continued his college career at Auburn University, along with first-round draft picks Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, and Jason Campbell. Jacobs was the third-string running back behind Williams and Brown. Jacobs gained 446 yards on 72 carries and 2 touchdowns in 2003 for the Tigers. After the completion of the 2003 college football season, Jacobs transferred to then Division 1-AA Southern Illinois.[8] Jacobs' one year at Southern Illinois was another solid one. He led the team with 150 carries for 992 yards (6.6 avg) and 19 touchdowns, one less than the school's all-time leader, Muhammad Abdulqaadir, who, like Jacobs, also played at Coffeyville Community College. Jacobs was an All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report and All-Gateway Conference first-team choice and was also named Gateway Conference Newcomer of the Year. He led the conference and ranked tenth in the nation in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per game. Jacobs had eight receptions for 83 yards (10.4 avg), returned six kickoffs for 140 yards (23.3 avg) and had five 100-yard rushing games including the playoffs.[9]

Professional career

2005 NFL Draft

Jacobs was graded the 11th best running back available in the 2005 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[10] He was projected an early fourth round pick,[11] and was indeed selected early in the fourth round (110th overall).

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 14 in
(1.94 m)
267 lb
(121 kg)
4.56 s 1.69 s 2.72 s 4.49 s 7.54 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

New York Giants

Brandon Jacobs
Brandon Jacobs during the 2007 training camp.

Going into the 2006 season, Jacobs stated that he studied film of famed power running back Eddie George in an effort to refine his running style. George, like Jacobs, was a large, powerful running back.[13] In the 2006 season, Jacobs carried the ball 96 times for 423 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He added 11 receptions for 149 yards.

With the retirement of Tiki Barber, Jacobs took over the starting running back spot for the Giants in the 2007 season. He injured his knee in the first game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys, but returned four weeks later against the New York Jets to rush for 100 yards and a touchdown. Jacobs would miss two more games later in the season with a hamstring injury, but finish the regular season with rushing totals of 1,009 yards and four touchdowns on 201 carries. He also added 23 receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Jacobs scored the winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Jacobs started every game in the playoffs as the Giants won Super Bowl XLII.

Jacobs underwent wrist surgery during the 2008 offseason.[14] He returned to play all of the preseason, but missed two games in the regular season due to recurring difficulty with his knee. He finished the 2008 regular season with 219 carries for 1089 yards and 15 touchdowns, similar yardage to 2007, but many more touchdowns. In 2008, he and Derrick Ward became the fifth pair of teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.

He was the "Earth" in the running back corps of the Giants nicknamed "Earth, Wind, & Fire" with Derrick Ward (Wind) and Ahmad Bradshaw (Fire). He is also nicknamed Juggernaut because of his ability to break multiple tackles and the difficulty in bringing him down due to his impressive size for a running back.[15][16] Similarly, he has been dubbed "The Creator"[17] by the satirical sports website Ramon Hernandez Put Down The Gun, and is considered complementary to Justin Tuck, who is known as "The Destroyer."[18]

On February 13, 2009 the Giants placed the Franchise Tag on Jacobs. He signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Giants a week later and had most of the carries that season.

On December 31, 2009, Jacobs was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

On September 19, 2010, Jacobs threw his helmet into the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium and was fined $10,000.

On November 24, 2010, Jacobs was announced back as the number one running back for the Giants against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[19]

At the end of the 2011 season, Jacobs and the Giants appeared in Super Bowl XLVI. He had 17 carries for 72 yards and two receptions for 19 yards as the Giants defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 21–17.[20]

The Giants released Jacobs on March 9, 2012.[21]

San Francisco 49ers

Jacobs signed with the San Francisco 49ers on March 28, 2012.[22] He missed the first two months of the season after suffering a knee injury during training camp, and saw limited playing time once he returned. He was active for two games and had five carries for seven yards as essentially the third- or fourth-string tailback.[23]

The 49ers suspended him for the final three games of the same season following a series of posts by Jacobs on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one which said he was "on this team rotting away."[24] Jacobs was waived by the 49ers on December 31, 2012.

Second stint with Giants

Jacobs signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants on September 10, 2013. In which he played in 7 games, rushing for 238 yards on 58 carries for a 4.1 yard average and 4 touchdowns. On January 2, 2014, Jacobs announced his retirement after nine seasons.[25]

Professional stats

Regular season

Source: [1]

  Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg Yds/G Long TD Rec Yds Long TD Fum Lost
2005 NYG 16 38 99 2.6 6.2 21 7 0 0 0 0 1 1
2006 NYG 15 96 423 4.4 28.2 16 9 11 149 43 0 2 1
2007 NYG 11 202 1,009 5.0 91.7 43T 4 23 174 34 2 5 4
2008 NYG 13 219 1,089 5.0 83.8 44 15 6 36 9 0 3 1
2009 NYG 15 224 835 3.7 55.7 31 5 18 184 74T 1 2 1
2010 NYG 16 147 823 5.6 51.4 73 9 7 59 22 0 2 2
2011 NYG 14 152 571 3.8 40.8 28 7 15 128 40T 1 3 0
2012 SF 2 5 7 1.4 3.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NYG 7 58 238 4.1 34.0 37 4 2 13 8 0 1 1
Career Total 109 1141 5094 4.46 43.9 73 60 80 730 74 4 19 11

Playoffs

  Rushing Receiving
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg Long TD Rec Yds Long TD
2006 NYG 1 2 8 4.0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2007 NYG 4 62 197 3.2 12 3 4 29 11 1
2008 NYG 1 19 92 4.8 24 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NYG 4 37 164 4.4 34 1 4 16 5 0
Career Total 10 120 461 3.8 34 4 8 45 11 1

Personal life

On October 19, 2012, Jacobs appeared, with Pro NRG founder, Tania Patruno, to pitch the fledgling company's protein supplement/energy drink and hopefully score the venture some investment capital on episode #406 of ABC's Shark Tank.[26] Jacobs also appeared on an episode of Impact Wrestling which aired on February 16, 2012. Jacobs put wrestler Bully Ray through a table on the episode.

Jacobs has resided in Georgia [27]

References

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  1. ^ "New York Giants Career Rushing Leaders".
  2. ^ Coffeyville Community College. "Dickie Rolls". Coffeyville.edu. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  3. ^ "KJCCC Member Colleges". Kjccc.org. August 21, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Coffeyville Community College. "Wall of Honor". Coffeyville.edu. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "2002 All-Jayhawk Conference Football Selections". Kjccc.org. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  6. ^ Coffeyville Community College. "Records". Coffeyville.edu. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Coffeyville Community College. "Football Individual Records". Coffeyville.edu. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  8. ^ "Football Statistics". Auburn.rivals.com. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  9. ^ "Draft Pick Brandon Jacobs". Giants.com. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  10. ^ "2005 NFL Draft - Breakdown by Position - HB", Sports Illustrated, April 2009
  11. ^ "Brandon Jacobs Draft Profile", Sports Illustrated, April 2005
  12. ^ "Brandon Jacobs Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com
  13. ^ Altavilla, J Jacobs' Height Requires Change In Style. (July 31, 2006). The Hartford Courant, p. Sports.
  14. ^ Vacchiano, Ralph. Brandon Jacobs at MSG with arm injury Archived April 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, New York Daily News, April 18, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  15. ^ Nalbone, John (November 10, 2008). "Brandon Jacobs powers Giants past Eagles, 36-31". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  16. ^ "Jacobs confident, but wants one more day before deciding status". Associated Press, National Football League. 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  17. ^ "Ten Reasons Why Brandon Jacobs is The Creator". Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  18. ^ "A Special Thanksgiving Message from Justin Tuck". Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  19. ^ Associated Press (November 24, 2010). "Brandon Jacobs back at Giants No. 1 RB". WSJ.com. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  20. ^ "Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - February 5th, 2012". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  21. ^ "Giants to release veteran RB Jacobs". NFL.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "Source: Ex-Giants RB Jacobs to sign with 49ers". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  23. ^ "Kawakami: Brandon Jacobs finds out what happens when you challenge Jim Harbaugh". The Mercury News. December 10, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  24. ^ Gola, Hank. "Brandon Jacobs suspended for rest of regular season after saying he's 'rotting away' with San Francisco 49ers". New York Daily News. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  25. ^ Vacchiano, Ralph (January 2, 2014). "NY Giants running back Brandon Jacobs announces retirement". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  26. ^ "Shark Tank Full Episodes | Watch Season 9 Online - ABC.com". ABC. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  27. ^ Branch, John. "Jacobs Is a Bull of a Runner and a Teddy Bear of a Father", The New York Times, January 6, 2008. Accessed October 22, 2015. "'It was worth every yard and every penny,' Brandon Jacobs said Thursday as he sat at his kitchen table in Wayne, N.J."

External links

2005 East–West Shrine Game

The 2005 East–West Shrine Game was the 80th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 80 players from the 2004 college football season, and prospects for the 2005 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. PT at SBC Park in San Francisco, and was televised by ESPN. This was the last Shrine Game played in California.

The offensive MVP was Stefan LeFors (QB, Louisville), while the defensive MVP was Alex Green (S, Duke). The inaugural Pat Tillman Award was presented to Morgan Scalley (S, Utah); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2005 New York Giants season

The 2005 New York Giants season was the franchise's 81st season in the National Football League. The Giants finished the regular season with 11 wins and 5 losses and came in first place of the NFC East. However, they would lose to the Carolina Panthers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

2006 New York Giants season

The 2006 New York Giants season was the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League.

The season began with the team trying to improve on their 11–5 record in 2005, which saw them win the NFC East. They did not win the NFC East or improve on that record, falling to 8–8 on the season after starting 6–2. However, head coach Tom Coughlin became the first Giants head coach since Bill Parcells to lead the team to consecutive playoff berths as the team qualified as one of two NFC wild card teams. This was Tiki Barber's final season in the NFL.

2007 New York Giants season

The 2007 New York Giants season was the 83rd season for the New York Giants in the National Football League. The Giants finished the regular season 10–6 and in second place in the NFC East, improving upon their 8–8 record in 2006 in which they finished third in their division. They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII. There, they defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18–0 New England Patriots and spoiled their perfect season, aided by the famous Manning to Tyree forward pass. The 2007 New York Giants became the 9th wild card team in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl and the 5th wild card team to win the Super Bowl, and the very first NFC wild card to accomplish the feat. They were the third team in history to win three road playoff games en route to a Super Bowl and set a league record for most consecutive road wins in a single season (11), though the Super Bowl is played on a neutral field rather than an opponent's stadium. It was the 7th league championship season for the New York Giants and their first since they won Super Bowl XXV in 1991. This season would also mark the end of defensive end Michael Strahan's NFL career as he retired following the Giants' Super Bowl victory. After playing 14 years for the Giants and appearing in 2 Super Bowls with them (the other being Super Bowl XXXV), Strahan became a media personality, becoming a host of Fox NFL Sunday and co-hosted ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa from 2012 to 2016.

2007 marked the third consecutive season that the Giants made the playoffs, which was only the second time that had happened since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 (New York accomplished this feat in 1984, 1985, and 1986 and won the Super Bowl in the last of those three years). Tom Coughlin joined Bill Parcells (who led the team to the playoffs five times), Steve Owen, and Allie Sherman as the only head coaches in the history of the team to lead the Giants to the postseason three consecutive years. The Giants season is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinderella stories in professional sports history; not only did they beat one of the greatest teams of all time in the undefeated Patriots, they did so as a wild-card team that had to win three playoff games on the road, two of them against the top two seeds in the National Football Conference, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (both of whom they had lost to in their first two games of the season by ten points or more), to get to Super Bowl XLII, and after looking very unimpressive at times during the regular season (despite their 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +22, went 3-5 at home, and had a strength of victory of just .375). In fact, based on regular season performance, the 2007 New York Giants were the worst team to ever reach a Super Bowl, a curiosity later surpassed when the 2011 New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI to become the first team with a negative point differential to win a Super Bowl.

2008 New York Giants season

The 2008 New York Giants season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League (NFL) as the team looked to defend its Super Bowl XLII title. They improved upon their 10–6 record from 2007, becoming NFC East champions and finished with the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs for the only time in the Tom Coughlin era. Despite a franchise best 11–1 start and clinching the number 1 seed for the first time in eight years, the Giants lost four of their last five games, including their first playoff game against the Eagles, ending their season.

The Giants qualified for the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, marking the first time in club history that they had accomplished that. This was also the first time that the Giants made the playoffs the year after making the Super Bowl, after missing the playoffs in 1987 (following win in Super Bowl XXI), 1991 (following win in Super Bowl XXV), and 2001 (following loss in Super Bowl XXXV).

The 2008 Giants became the fifth team in NFL history with two players to rush for more than 1,000 yards: Brandon Jacobs (1,089) and Derrick Ward (1,025).This season was the last season the Giants had 11+ wins until 8 years later in 2016 when the Giants went 11-5.

2009 New York Giants season

The 2009 New York Giants season was the 85th season for the team in the National Football League. It was the team's final season in Giants Stadium; In 2010, the Giants moved into New Meadowlands Stadium. The Giants hoped to improve upon their 12–4 record, avenge their divisional round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and make the playoffs for the fifth straight year. Despite starting 5–0 to begin the season, they went 3–8 in their next 11 games and finished 3rd in the NFC East. They were eliminated from playoff contention since 2004 in Week 16. They played teams from the NFC South and AFC West as per the schedule rotation, as well as their regular games with their NFC East rivals. For head coach Tom Coughlin, this was his 6th season as the coach of the Giants.

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Derrick Ward

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Joe Morris (American football)

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The first 1,000-yard duo consisted of fullback Larry Csonka and halfback Mercury Morris. Csonka and Morris accomplished the feat as members of the Miami Dolphins during their 1972 season, when the team finished undefeated and won the Super Bowl. Morris finished with an even 1,000 yards; he had initially been credited with only 991 yards after the end of the regular season, due to a statistician's error that incorrectly removed nine yards from his total. The second 1,000-yard tandem occurred four years later in 1976, when fullback Franco Harris and halfback Rocky Bleier both surpassed 1,000 yards playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fullback Kevin Mack and halfback Earnest Byner became the third 1,000-yard duo, accomplishing the feat during the 1985 Cleveland Browns season.In 2006, halfback Warrick Dunn and quarterback Michael Vick became the fourth duo with 1,000 rushing yards in the same season, and the first NFC team with such a duo. Vick also became the first quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season, while Dunn's 1,140 yards are the most by any player in a 1,000-yard duo. Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward of the New York Giants were the fifth duo to accomplish the feat, doing so in 2008. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart of the Carolina Panthers are the most recent players to have accomplished the feat, having done so in 2009. In addition to being the sixth 1,000-yard backfield tandem, the two are also the only 1,100-yard rushing duo.The 1978 Chicago Bears came the closest to having a 1000 yard duo without succeeding, when Walter Payton finished with 1,305 yards but Roland Harper fell 8 yards short of 1,000 with 992. That would have made them the first NFC team with a 1,000 yard rushing duo. The 1973 Cincinnati Bengals came almost as close without having even one 1,000 yard rusher, with Essex Johnson finishing with 997 yards and Boobie Clark finishing with 988 yards.

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Mutiny Within (album)

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The band first decided to break up in late 2011, amidst the production of their self-produced second studio album. However, in early 2012, founding member, bassist and main songwriter Andrew Jacobs and singer Chris Clancy decided to finish their album as their last work together and as a gift to the fans, which was finished on late 2012, and released digitally on January 12, 2013 under the name of Mutiny Within II: Synchronicity. After the positive response of their work, they decided to continue making music together.

Neils Children

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