SMSU FOOTBALL: Former Mustang Jason Jacobs to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame today

Jacobs played from 1996-99 at SMSU

BURNSVILLE – Former Southwest Minnesota State University football standout Jason Jacobs will be inducted into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Hall of Fame today. The induction ceremony will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Lakeville, with a social beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The NSIC Hall of Fame class of 2019, which was officially released on June 5, includes Erika Hohenstein, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Jason Jacobs, Southwest Minnesota State University; Dustin Jones, Wayne State College; and Deidra (Faber) Schumacher, Winona State University.

Jacobs was a four-year letter winner for the SMSU football program from 1996-99. The defensive lineman concluded his career as one of the most decorated players in program history.

A native of Bird Island, Jacobs played in 42 career games and was a two-time first team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honoree (1998-99), including being named the 1998 NSIC Defensive Player of the Year.

Jacobs was named first team Daktronics All-Region in 1999 and twice was named second team Daktronics All-Region (1997-98). The 1999 NSIC Glen Galligan Award winner as the conference’s top football senior student-athlete, he was a named second team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1999 and twice was named first team CoSIDA Academic All-District (1998-99). He was also a two-time Football Gazette second team All-American (1998-99).

Jacobs closed his career holding the school record for tackles for loss with 58, while ranking second with 28 quarterback sacks and fifth in total tackles with 286. He also holds the school single-season record with 19 tackles for loss in 1999 and helped lead his team to a winning record in 1999, which was just the seventh in program history. He was inducted into the SMSU Hall of Honor in 2013.

Jason currently works for Entrust Datacard Corporation as a Director of Financial Reporting and Accounting Operations. He and his wife, Molly, have two children and live in Victoria.

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