Pitt sixth-year senior Chris Jacobson sat down for a few minutes to talk about his experiences at Pitt and how he's the veteran in the lockerroom.
about when you found out you were eligible for a sixth season and how you felt.
didn't know until the end of January or first week of February so that was kind
of shaky. But I trusted what the doctors and trainers had to say and they were certain
that it was cut and dry. But I feel bad for guys who applied for a medical
redshirt and didn't get it. I'm blessed for that to happen.
you know all along you wanted to come back and play out the last year of
I wouldn't want to pass up the opportunity and then later regret it. That's why
as soon as I got hurt I started rehabbing and trying to get ready.
your teammates make fun of you for being the old man on the team?
every day. (Ryan) Turnley is the worst about it. He'll say things like "What
was it like to play alongside Mike Ditka?" or "Since you've been here so long,
what was it like to block for Dan Marino in the Sugar Bowl?" It's every day,
but I think the guys respect me for battling back through two knee injuries and
they know I work hard.
roomed with former Pitt quarterback and current radio broadcaster Pat Bostick.
What's it like to still be on the field while he is calling the games from the
is an outstanding person and great friend. We roomed together freshman year and
just think, that was six years ago. But what a person Pat is and it's great to
see him doing what he's
are your post-college plans?
the goal is to train and see what happens at the next level (NFL). But I
graduated with a degree in criminal justice so I'd like to get into some type
of law enforcement. I know Pitt has a great connection with the Secret Service.
I know former players who actually work in the law enforcement
you stick around for six years so you could finally get on a gameday program
know, right? I might have to say something to E.J. Borghetti, because last year
I wasn't on it. I know it's usually seniors and this year they finally put me
on there during my second senior year.
does the nickname "Lumpy" come from?
I was in ninth grade and about 180 pounds, my offensive coordinator at the time
tells me in history class that I need a nickname. So he starts calling me
Lumpy. I think it's from "Leave it to Beaver." But everyone started calling me
that. It stuck and I don't mind it.
it like to work with Coach Jim Hueber, who comes to Pitt with NFL coaching
great. Just to see the different coaches I've had who are well respected around
the country, in college and the NFL. They come in here and teach you great
things which is absolutely amazing. You can't get that most places. Coach Hueber
is a great coach and a great guy and I love the way he pushes us.
you say you're the one who lightens the mood in the locker room?
you could probably say I'm the jokester of the group. I have a little fun, but
when it's time to bare down and knuckle up I work hard and am ready to go. But
I do like to have fun, especially when the new guys come in. I like messing
with them a little because when they come in they don't know what to expect.
the offensive linemen on this team a tight-knit group?
really close. I have great relationships here at Pitt, especially with all the
linemen, from older to younger. I was in the younger guys' shoes once and I
know what it's like. It's great to get to know those guys. We have a lot of experience
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