2017 NFL Draft

Jake Bequette, DE

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 274 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Bequette leaves Arkansas ranked third in school history with 23.5 sacks and thirteenth with 31.5 tackles for loss. The four-year starter notched 140 tackles, 24 quarterback hurries, eight forced fumbles, seven pass breakups and three fumble recoveries in 48 career games.
2011 Season
Bequette was a first team All-SEC selection this season (Coaches) after totaling 28 tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, five quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. He led the SEC and was tied for third in the NCAA with an average of one sack per game and posted the sixth-highest single-season sack total in school history. He also led the SEC and was tied for fourth in the NCAA with an average of 0.5 forced fumbles per game. His five quarterback hurries were also tops on the team.
2010 Season
He started all 13 games for the Razorbacks and was a second-team All-SEC selection by the AP and coaches. He finished the season with 32 tackles, including 8.5 for loss and a career-high seven sacks, and tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries. His team-leading sack total tied for fifth in the SEC and is tied for the eighth-highest single-season total in Arkansas history. He recorded one sack in four straight games, beginning vs. ULM and continuing through Texas A&M contest. Bequette made a season-high six tackles, including 1.0 sack, forced one fumble and had one pass breakup in Arkansas' 38-24 win vs. Ole Miss. He recorded five tackles, including a third-down sack that forced a punt with less than one minute to play in a tie game, in UA's 31-24 victory at Georgia. He also made five tackles, including 1.5 for loss and 1.0 sack, and had one pass breakup in the Razorbacks' 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M. He recorded four tackles, including 1.0 sack, in Arkansas' 38-31 double-overtime win at No. 22 Mississippi State. He made three tackles, 1.5 for loss, 1.0 sack and forced one fumble in UA's 31-7 victory vs. ULM and also made three tackles with 1.0 sack vs. No. 1 Alabama. In the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, Bequette made one tackle, 0.5 for loss, that resulted in a safety and had one pass breakup. He made two tackles, including 1.0 sack, and recorded one quarterback hurry in UA's 58-21 win vs. UTEP. He recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry in Arkansas' 31-23 win vs. No. 6 LSU. He also made one tackle in the Razorbacks' 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina and contributed one quarterback hurry in UA's 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt.
2009 Season
Bequette played in all 13 games with eight starts. He tied for the team lead with 5.5 sacks and tied for 11th in the SEC with 0.42 per game. He also led the team with eight quarterback hurries. Bequette was 11th on the team with 39 tackles, third with 9.0 tackles for loss, second with two forced fumbles and tied for second with two fumble recoveries. He opened the year with two tackles and a hurry against Missouri State. He had three stops against Georgia. He made five tackles with two stops for six yards in losses, and had a hurry at Alabama. Bequette had two tackles with a half a TFL and two hurries against Texas A&M. He made three tackles with a half a TFL, recovered the first fumble of his career and broke up a pass against Auburn. At Florida, he had three tackles with two sacks and the first forced fumble of his career, which came on a hit on Tim Tebow. He had one stop against Ole Miss and four with a hurry against Eastern Michigan. He had two hurries against South Carolina. Bequette had two tackles and a pass breakup against Troy. He had five tackles, all solo, with three sacks for 22 yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Mississippi State. He was named honorable mention defensive lineman of the week by College Football Performance Awards following the MSU contest. His three sacks against Mississippi State were the most by any Razorback player in a game in 2009. He had a season-high seven tackles at LSU with a half sack and half a TFL, and one hurry. He had two tackles in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl overtime victory over East Carolina.
2008 Season
He played in all 12 games and started the last 11 contests of the season. He had 41 tackles with 3.5 tackles for 17 yards in losses, a four-yard sack and six quarterback hurries in earning SEC All-Freshman honors from the league's coaches. - In the opener against Western Illinois, he had a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry. In his first start, against Louisiana-Monroe, he had three tackles, a four-yard sack, a hurry and a pass breakup. After making an assisted tackle against Alabama, he had seven tackles against Texas with a four-yard TFL. He had four stops against Florida and followed with seven at Auburn. The next two games, he had two stops against Kentucky and three against Ole Miss. He made seven tackles with a five-yard TFL and a hurry against Tulsa. He ended the season with one tackle at South Carolina, two at Mississippi State and three with a half TFL for four yards against LSU.
High School
Named to the AP Arkansas Super Team as a senior, he had six sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for Coach Scooter Register at Catholic. He had 8.5 sacks as a junior, helping his team go 11-2 and advance to the state semifinals. Hawgs Illustrated and Scout ranked him the No. 12 prospect in the state while Rivals listed him at No. 15. Rivals listed him as the No. 56 strong side defensive end in the nation while Scout listed him as the No. 93 overall end in the country.
Born Feb. 21, 1989, he is the son of Jay and Cindy Bequette. He is the fourth member of the Bequette family to play football at Arkansas. His father played from 1980-82, his uncle Chris from 1984-87 and his grandfather George from 1954-56.

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