Started all 13 games at left guard...a rare sixth-year senior, Jacobson was awarded an extra year of eligibility after suffering a seasonending left knee injury at Iowa on Sept. 17, 2011 (lost his 2007 freshman campaign due to a preseason right knee injury)...played in 46 career games, starting 30...selected to play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game.
Started the season's initial three games at left guard before suffering a season-ending left knee injury late in the Sept. 17 Iowa game...was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, allowing him to come back for the 2012 season...this was the second seasonending injury of Jacobson's collegiate career (the other was a preseason right knee injury in 2007)...had made 17 consecutive starts prior to the injury at Iowa.
Started all 13 games at left guard.
Played in all 13 games, making one start...starting assignment came against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at left guard when he replaced ailing senior starter Joe Thomas (ankle)...his play in the bowl helped Dion Lewis rush for 159 yards against the nation's No. 6 overall defense..in addition to providing depth at guard, also served on the field goal/PAT units.
Played in three games, including the USF, Navy and Louisville contests.
One of the nation's top offensive line prospects...selected a U.S. Army All-American and played in the All-American Bowl, an all-star game featuring the nation's top 80 high school players at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas...SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American...considered the top overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Scout.com...rated the No. 38 overall prospect in the country on Scout's "Hot 100" list...rated one of the nation's top 10 offensive guard prospects by Scout.com (No. 3) and Rivals.com (No. 9)...Scout All-East Region...compiled an impressive 137 pancake blocks as a senior and 259 over his final two seasons at Keystone Oaks...was a dominant force on the defensive side of the ball as well...had 43 tackles, 13 tackles for losses and three sacks his senior year...for his career had 147 tackles, 49 tackles for losses and 17 sacks...shared Keystone Oaks' team MVP honor with fellow Pitt recruit Myles Caragein...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...first team All-Big Seven...four-year starter at Keystone Oaks, including both sides of the ball his final three seasons...led the Eagles to the WPIAL playoffs as a senior...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...played under Coach Nick Kamberis...Jacobson and Myles Caragein join fellow Keystone Oaks product Frank Kochin, a junior offensive lineman, at Pitt.
Christopher Joseph Jacobson, born 3/4/89, is the son of Bob and Beverly Jacobson...has one brother.
- The Pittsburgh Panthers suffered quite a loss Saturday with redshirt senior left guard Chris Jacobson, one of the most respected members of the team and a legitimate NFL prospect, suffering a season-ending injury to his left knee. Jacobson has been overshadowed throughout much of his career, as the Panthers boast one of the top guard prospects in the entire country in Lucas Nix. The team sent left tackle Jason Pinkston to the NFL last April (Cleveland Browns' fifth round pick). Despite the relative lack of national name recognition, the Pittsburgh coaching staff was mourning the loss of their co-captain. Jerry DiPaolo of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was on hand to record Pittsburgh head coach Todd Graham's comments: "Chris Jacobson is one of the most respected people in our program," Graham said, "and I know every player and coach feels disappointment for him that he'll miss the rest of the year. Fortunately, we feel optimistic about his chances to receive sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA." It's a bad break for a good guy, but Jacobson would be the first to tell you, "That's football." Jacobson is expected to undergo surgery on the knee soon, perhaps as early as this week. This is the second catastrophic knee injury. Jacobson missed the entire 2007 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during fall camp. According to DiPaulo, Graham is hopeful the NCAA will grant Jacobson a rare sixth year of eligibility. Jacobson currently ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 14 guard for the 2011 draft. Nix ranks fourth. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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