13 Harlen Jacobs

Harlen Jacobs Ohio State
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13
Name
Harlen Jacobs
Nationality
United States
Position
ST, CB
Birthday
12/5/1981
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
High School
Douglass
Height
6'1"
Weight
197
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Jersey #: 13 (2001-04), 37 (2000)

Major: Human Development and Family Science (2002-04), Undeclared (2000-01)

Weight: 197 (2002-04), 190 (2001), 180 (2000)

2004 Media Guide: A two-time letterman … appeared in four games in 2003 and has played in 25 games as a Buckeye.

2003 Season: Saw action against Northwestern, Indiana, Michigan and Kansas State … burst through the Kansas State punt protection in the first quarter of the 2004 Fiesta Bowl to block a Wildcat punt that teammate John Hollins returned for a 7-yard touchdown.

2003 Media Guide: Harlen Jacobs has appeared in 21 games as a Buckeye, including nine last year … one of the fastest players on the team in terms of straight-away speed (4.3) and one of the Buckeyes’ bigger and more physical corners, making him ideally suited for bump-and-run coverage … spends a lot of time studying film and is an intelligent player … a valuable special teams player because of his speed and power.

2002 Season: Played in nine games and had six tackles, all of which were solos … also credited with one pass broken up … a career-high 61 minutes included 21 at Cincinnati, 10 against Indiana and nine at Wisconsin.

2002 Media Guide: Harlen Jacobs emerged from spring ball in the thick of things at cornerback … heads into the fall listed behind Richard McNutt at right corner … will have to be ready every down because of a chronic ankle condition that plagues McNutt … one of the fastest players on the team in terms of straightaway speed … also one of the Buckeyes’ bigger and more physical corners … is ideally suited for bump-and-run coverage because of those attributes … spends a lot of time studying film and is an intelligent player …lacks experience but is capable of becoming a quality football player … a valuable special teams player because of his speed and power.

2001 Season: Played in all 12 games as a reserve defensive back and member of the special teams … logged a total of 12 minutes and had three tackles on the year … named to the Big Ten
All-Academic Team … wore jersey No. 37 his first year, but asked to switch to No. 13 (his high school number) following the 2000 campaign.

2001 Media Guide: Harlen Jacobs is a promising young defender with size and speed … came out of spring ball at No. 2 on the depth chart and will be the backup at the right corner … may be OSU’s fastest defensive back … coaches like his aggressive style of play … should also see a lot of action with the special teams … lacks experience, but has a chance to be a fine player if he continues to make progress … at a position where the Buckeyes have no measurable experience so will have every opportunity to showcase his ability in the fall … wore jersey No. 37 last year, but asked to switch to No. 13 (his high school number) this year … has added 10 pounds since last year.

2000 Season: Redshirted.

High School: Rated as the No. 36 cornerback prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com … totaled 40 tackles and four interceptions in his senior year … five interceptions in his junior year … superb athlete … could get a long look in the fall.

Personal: Is the son of Cynthia Stewart … has one brother, Carlos Bates … favorite musical group is the O-Jays … favorite meal is fish and grits … favorite pro sports team is the Atlanta Falcons … if he had a million dollars he would give it all to his mother, who he lists as the person he admires the most … born Dec. 5, 1981

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstFFIntInt YdsPBUPRPR YdsPR TD
2001Ohio State1203210000000
2002Ohio State906600001000
2003Ohio State3063010001100
2004Ohio State1200000000000
Total-3601511110011100