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Tanner Jacobson Athlete Profile

#25 Tanner Jacobson

Tanner Jacobson
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2016-2017 Hometown: Southlake, TX Mission: Cochabamba, Bolivia Last School: Texas Tech


  • Served in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission
  • Son of Evan and Hally Jacobson
  • Brother of former BYU receiver McKay Jacobson
  • Studying business

Before BYU (2013, Texas Tech)

  • Named to the ESPN Big 12 All-Bowl Team
  • Played in 13 games (4 starts) with 47 tackles (36 solo) with two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one tackle for loss
  • Recorded the most tackles (47) by a Red Raider true freshman since 2010 when Tre' Porter led all Big 12 freshmen with 76 tackles
  • Made seven tackles (all solo) helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego

High School

  • Three-year starter and team captain during senior year
  • Helped lead team to a 37-6 record including two district titles and an undefeated 16-0 state championship in 2011
  • Named District 4-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player, Class 5A Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Third Team, AP All-State honorable mention, Dallas Morning News All-Area Second Team, Star Telegram Super Team, First Down Club 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Finalist, Whataburger First Team All-North Texas
  • Totalled prep career totals of 353 tackles including 214 solo tackles, 139 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, six interceptions, 21 passes breakups, six forced fumbles with six fumble recoveries
  • Served as team's kick and punt returner during final two seasons with 32 career kickoff returns for 595 yards (18.6 avg.) and with 32 punt returns for 409 yards (12.8 avg.)
  • Coached by Hal Wasson

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Had eight total tackles
  • Posted three solo tackles
  • Had a pass breakup vs. West Virginia