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Jacob Actkinson
Jacob Actkinson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Grapevine, Texas

High School:
Grapevine HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 222

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
08/11/1987

Experience:
2L

Quickly: Switched to linebacker during spring drills.

2008 (RS): Medically redshirted the season with a shoulder injury.

2007 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games, starting two... Had 22 carries for 86 yards (3.9 ypc) with one TD and a season-long of 17 yards at Fresno State... Made 12 catches for 167 yards (13.9 ypc) with one TD which came on an 82-yard pass play against Louisiana Tech... The 82-yard pass play for TD was the 10th-longest in USU history overall and was the longest in USU history since an 80-yard pass from Jose Fuentes to Kevin Curtis (currently of the Philadelphia Eagles) vs. New Mexico in 2002... Best rushing game came against Fresno State when he had five carries for 24 yards, including a season-best of 17 yards for his lone rushing TD of the year.

2006 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU... Earned scout team player of the week honors leading into the Idaho game.

High School: Was an all-district running back as he rushed for 930 yards in seven games... Was a two-year letterwinner and also played safety... Averaged 7.1 yards per rush and had 11 rushing touchdowns... Ran for 240 yards in his final home game... Caught eight passes for 100 yards and one touchdown on the year... Was third in the district in scoring with 74 points... Also returned kickoffs... Team was second in the district... Was a regional qualifier in track and a two-time 400-meter champion in the district as well.

Personal: Born August 11, 1987 in Grapevine, Texas... Son of Don and Karen Actkinson... Has one brother and one sister... Dual major in business entrepreneurship and economics... A member of USU Student-Athlete Mentors Program (SAMs)...Owns own clothing line "Pure Harmony Clothing."

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