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Damien Jacobs
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Position: DL
Date of Birth: 07/22/1991
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 300 lbs
Pro Experience: 3 Years Pro
College: Florida
Birthplace: Gibson, LA

Biography:

Transaction Notes:

Re-signed with the Sharks on February 7, 2020 for his fourth year of arena football and third with the Sharks. (Georgia Firebirds: 2017, Jacksonville: 2017 - Present). 

Professional

2019: Jacobs played in five games for the Sharks including the 2019 NAL Championship game. In the final he recorded 1.5 tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack, and one forced fumble. 2018: Jacobs played in 16 games for his second season with the Sharks. He recorded 15.5 tackles, five sacks, four recovered fumbles, two interceptions, one pass breakup, one forced fumble, one blocked kick, and one safety. He was awarded Second Team All-NAL Honors and the NAL Award for Most Improved Player. 2017: Attended Sharks training camp but wasn't signed to the roster. He then joined the Georgia Firebirds where he recorded 14 tackles, four sacks, two fumbles recovered, two safeties, and one interception.

College

Finished his college career at the University of Florida. He recorded 34 tackles, six for a loss, 2.5 sacks, and one interception. He had a career high six tackles against Georgia Southern and was awarded the Gator's Patrick Courage Award. Prior to Florida he played for East Mississippi Community College, which is famous for its feature in the Netflix Orginal Series "Last Chance U". Jacobs recorded 47 tackles, eight of which were for a loss, two sacks, and two fumble recoveries. He helped the Lions to a perfect 12-0 season and a NJCAA National Championship victory in 2011. 

Personal

Jacobs Is a native of Gibson, LA and played for H.L. Bourgeois High School. He was ranked the 64th defensive lineman in the nation and 17th in Louisiana. During his senior season, Jacobs recorded 91 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and six forced fumbles. 

Career Statistics »

Year League Club TACK AST SACKS PB FF FR BLK INT YDS TDs
2019 National Arena League Jacksonville Sharks 3.5 5 1.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 National Arena League Jacksonville Sharks 15.5 13 5.0 1 0 4 0 2 5 1
2017 National Arena League Jacksonville Sharks 14 0 4.0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0