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Jake Keefer
Jake  Keefer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Woodville, Wis.

High School:
Baldwin-Woodville

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 273

Position:
DE

Experience:
1L

Honors and Awards
2014:
Academic All-Big Ten

2014 Season:
Earned first letter, playing in 13 games ... totaled eight tackles, including one sack ... logged career-high two tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and blocked a field goal attempt vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... matched career high with two tackles vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... tallied one tackle vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, at Purdue on Nov. 8, vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 and vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... recorded one tackle in the season opener vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... saw action at Iowa on Nov. 22, at Rutgers on Nov. 1, vs. Illinois on Oct. 11, vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 and vs. Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... did not play vs. South Florida on Sept. 27

2013 Season:
Did not play after suffering season-ending knee injury during fall camp

2012 Season: Recorded one tackle in the Big Ten Football Championship Game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... made one tackle against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... saw action at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... made Badgers debut at Purdue on Oct. 13

2011 Season: Redshirt season ... named UW's defensive scout team player of the week for the Minnesota game

High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, three-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... eighth-ranked OLB 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 ... majoring in life sciences communication

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Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2012 SEASON:
Minnesota (1-0=1); vs. #14 Nebraska (1-0=1)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (1-0=1); Western Illinois (0-1=1); Maryland (0-1=1); at Purdue (0-1=1); #11 Nebraska (0-1=1); vs. #6 Ohio State (1-1=2); vs. #19 Auburn (0-2=2)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 2 (2x) MR vs. Auburn, Jan. 1, 2015
Tackles for Loss 1.0 (2x) MR vs. Ohio State, Dec. 6, 2014
Sacks 1.0 vs. LSU, Aug. 30, 2014
Interceptions --
Passes Defended --

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