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Jakob James

OL

Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 295
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Elder
  • Year 3rd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @jakobjames00
Instagram: @jakobjames67

Ohio State Overview
• Jacob is in his third year with the program and has four seasons of eligibility
• He was a first-year Buckeye in 2020 and then played in seven games in 2021
• First collegiate action, including eight plays on offense, came against Indiana
• Played in the final seven games of the 2021 season, mostly on special teams
• He is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree who is exploring majors

Honors & Awards
2021: Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State
• A three-star prospect who was among Ohio’s highest-rated offensive linemen
• Played for Elder High School and head coach Doug Ramsey
• Teammate of fellow 2020 signee TE Joe Royer
• Was a first-team All-Ohio pick in 2019 and helped Elder advance to the Division I state championship game
• A traditional power in Ohio, Elder was the Division I regional runner up in 2018
• Second-team all-district selection and first-team all-Greater Catholic League South division honoree as a junior
• Versatile enough to play guard, tackle or center
• Is the son of Renea and Craig James
• Father is Elder’s offensive line coach