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Jacobs, Dave

David Josoph Jacobs

An All-America kicker at Syracuse University, Jacobs played 12 games in the NFL.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. July 1, 1957

Career Highlights:
Jacobs was an All-America kicker at Syracuse in 1978 and graduated as the top scorer in the school's history. In 1979, Dave was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 12th-round of the NFL Draft. After being cut by the Broncos that year, he played in four games for the New York Jets during the 1979 season, making 5-9 field goals and 10-11 extra points before being released.

After a failed trial with the New England Patriots, Jacobs signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1981. He was released that year after missing an extra point and field goal in the Browns' 27-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Dave played in five games that year for the Browns and only made 4-12 field goals.

Jacobs returned to the NFL in 1987 after a six year absence. That season, he played in three games for the Philadelphia Eagles as both a kicker and punter. He finished with ten punts and made three of five field goals (and only two of four extra points). After his stint with the Eagles, Jacobs did not play in the NFL again. Dave played professionally in 12 career games.

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Career Dates:
Jacobs was a kicker at Syracuse from 1975-1978. He then kicked in the NFL with the New York Jets in 1979, the Cleveland Browns in 1981, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987.

Physical description:
5'7", 151 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 12

Field goals made: 12
Field goals attempted: 26
Field goal percentage: 46.2

Extra points made: 21
Extra points attempted: 25
Extra point percentage: 84. 0

Punts: 10
Punt yards: 369
Punt average: 36.9

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Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)