Ben Jacobs (American football)

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Ben Jacobs
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Jacobs (right) with the Carolina Panthers in 2018
No. 53 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1988-04-17) April 17, 1988 (age 30)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Silverado (Las Vegas, Nevada)
College: Fresno State
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 30
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

Benjamin Jacobs (born April 17, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for Fresno State, where he tied an NCAA record by forcing three fumbles in a single game.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Jacobs signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on July 30, 2011. He was released during final roster cuts and on September 5, 2011 was signed to the Browns' practice squad.[1] He was promoted to the active roster on November 29, 2011. He played in five games as a rookie but didn't register any stats.

In 2012, Jacobs was once again waived by the Browns during roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad. He was released by the Browns on October 9, 2012.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Jacobs was signed to the Bengals practice squad on November 12, 2012 but was released on November 27, 2012.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On May 13, 2013, Jacobs was signed by the Panthers. He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2013 and was signed to the Panthers' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 5, 2013 but was released two days later and re-signed back to the practice squad, where he spent the rest of the season.

In the 2014 season, Jacobs played in all 16 regular season games leading the team with nine special teams tackles and one on defense.

In the 2015 season, Jacobs played in 16 games recording seven tackles on defense and eight on special teams. He played in all three postseason games. On February 7, 2016, Jacobs was part of the Panthers team that played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, he recorded two special teams tackles, but the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[2][3]

On September 3, 2016, Jacobs was placed on injured reserve after suffering a quad injury in the preseason but was released the following day.[4][5] He was re-signed by the team on December 9, 2016.[6]

On February 8, 2017, Jacobs signed a two-year deal with the Panthers.[7]


  1. ^ "Browns add two to practice squad". September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53".
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  6. ^ "Panthers waive Robert McClain, sign Ben Jacobs". December 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Strickland, Bryan (February 8, 2017). "Panthers re-sign Ben Jacobs".

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