Five former Pitt players will showcase their talents in January.
Pitt is 12-2-2 vs. current Southeastern Conference teams.
The Panthers are coming off an impressive 21-point rout of Rutgers.
Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6
Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.
2012: Started all 13 games at left guard...a rare sixth-year senior; was awarded an extra year of eligibility after suffering a season-ending left knee injury at Iowa on Sept. 17, 2011 (lost his 2007 freshman campaign due to a preseason right knee injury)...played in 46 career games, starting 30.
2011: Started the season's initial three games at left guard before suffering a season-ending left knee injury late in the Sept. 17 Iowa game...was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, allowing him to come back for the 2012 season...this was the second season-ending injury of Jacobson's collegiate career (the other was a preseason right knee injury in 2007)...had made 17 consecutive starts prior to the injury at Iowa.
2010: Started all 13 games at left guard.
2009: Played in all 13 games, making one start...starting assignment came against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at left guard when he replaced ailing senior starter Joe Thomas (ankle)...his play in the bowl helped Dion Lewis rush for 159 yards against the nation's No. 6 overall defense...in addition to providing depth at guard, also served on the field goal/PAT units.
2008: Played in three games, including the USF, Navy and Louisville contests.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: A product of nearby Keystone Oaks High, Jacobson was considered one of the nation's top offensive line prospects...selected a U.S. Army All-American and played in the All-American Bowl, an all-star game featuring the nation's top 80 high school players at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas...SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American...considered the top overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Scout.com...rated the No. 38 overall prospect in the country on Scout's "Hot 100" list...rated one of the nation's top 10 offensive guard prospects by Scout.com (No. 3) and Rivals.com (No. 9)...Scout All-East Region...compiled an impressive 137 pancake blocks as a senior and 259 over his final two seasons at Keystone Oaks...was a dominant force on the defensive side of the ball as well...had 43 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks his senior year...for his career had 147 tackles, 49 tackles for loss and 17 sacks...shared Keystone Oaks' team MVP honor with fellow Pitt recruit Myles Caragein...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...first team All-Big Seven...four-year starter at Keystone Oaks, including both sides of the ball his final three seasons...led the Eagles to the WPIAL playoffs as a senior...played under Coach Nick Kamberis...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic.
Personal: Christopher Joseph Jacobson, born 3/4/89, is the son of Bob and Beverly Jacobson...has one brother...earned his bachelor's in administration of justice and is pursuing a second degree in social sciences.
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