CSN talks with assistant coach John Holt and players Josh Wineberg, Jake Thornton
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in two games along the offensive line ... Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6), also seeing playing time in the first-place battle with Chattanooga (Nov. 1).
2013 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played along the offensive and defensive line at Cleveland HS for head coach Marc Morris, leading the Rams to an 11-win season and the eastern 3-AA regional championship game in 2012 ... As a senior, earned All-Eastern Carolina Conference (ECC) honors ... Recorded 69 tackles including 29 tackles for loss, five sacks, recovered three fumbles while forcing two and had an interception ... In November of 2012, was named the Student-Athlete of the Week by the Raleigh Sports Club ... As a junior, earned ECC Defensive Player of the Year accolades.
Personal: Full name is Austin Taylor Jacobs ... Is the son of John and Amy Jacobs ... Has two brothers, Zach and Ben.