MEET: BALL STATE CENTER JACOB RICHARD
May 16, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
Sr./Jr. • C • 6-1 • 285
** 2013 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **
* 2012 Academic All-Mid-American Conference *
2013 (So.): Made 17th career start vs. Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl . . . started all 13 games . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for record setting seasons by Keith Wenning (quarterback), Willie Snead (wide receiver) and Jahwan Edwards (running back) . . . helped Ball State rank 17th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with an average of 1.23 per game.
2012 (Fr.): Played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . made first career start at Army . . . started four games . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Jahwan Edwards' 1,410 yards rushing - the third highest single-season total in Ball State history . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who set a then-school record with 301 completions and threw for the third best single season total of 3,095 passing yards in school history.
2011: Redshirted as a walk-on.
PREP SCHOOL: Competed in football at Milford Academy for Coach Bill Chaplick . . . helped team to an 11-1 record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters for Coach Joe Lato at Weston High School in Connecticut . . . all-state and all-conference as a senior . . . started final 31 straight games at center . . . Weston's team captain as a senior.