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Jacob Keefer
Jacob Keefer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Woodville, Wis.

High School:
Baldwin-Woodville

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
LB

High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout and a three-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... eighth-ranked outside linebacker in the country by MaxPreps, No. 10 by Rivals, No. 22 by Scout and No. 47 by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... top-ranked player in Wisconsin according to Scout and Rivals, No. 2 according to ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... over his career, caught 80 passes for 1,364 yards and 24 touchdowns, rushed 224 times for 1,184 yards and 23 touchdowns, while on defense made 424 tackles (214 solo) with nine fumbles forced, 12 fumbles recovered and four interceptions ... for his senior season, named a U.S. Army All-American, as well as first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference at tight end and linebacker and the conference player of the year ... senior season totals included 23 receptions for 383 yards and 10 touchdowns, 91 rush attempts for 482 yards and 11 touchdowns, 134 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, one interception, three fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered ... in junior year, named first-team all-state by the WFCA, all-region and all-conference at both tight end and linebacker ... in eight games as a junior, tallied 21 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns, 101 rushes for 482 yards and eight touchdowns, 75 tackles, two interceptions, three fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered ... as a sophomore, earned first-team all-conference honors and all-region honors as a tight end and linebacker ... sophomore year saw him haul in 24 passes for 427 yards and six touchdowns and rush 35 times for 214 yards and four touchdowns; on defense made 134 tackles with three fumbles forced and recovered ... named second-team all-conference at tight end and linebacker as a freshman ... caught 12 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns, while making 81 tackles with four sacks, one interception for a touchdown, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... two-time team captain ... won four letters in football, three in basketball, two in track and field and one in baseball ... four-year member of the school's honor roll ... head coach was his father, Dan Keefer

Personal: Parents are Dan and Deb Keefer ... father, Dan, played football at Augustana College (S.D.) from 1985-88 ... uncle, Tim Keefer, also played football at Augustana (1991-95) ... uncle, Tom Keefer, wrestled at UW-Parkside (1989-91) ... coached youth football and basketball ... volunteered for those in need and was a motivational speaker for elementary school students

Updated - 8/7/11

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