Beyond the Spotlight w/ Nathan Jacobs

Nathan Jacobs is competing in his Senior Year at John Glenn High School.

What sport(s) and position(s) do you play and how many years have you been on the Varsity team?
Football (linebacker/running back) 3rd year, Basketball (center) 2nd year

List any academic or athletic achievements you have earned during high school career (i.e. honor roll, all-conference, student council, all-state, etc.)
Honors student every semester of HS, First team all SVL linebacker, Golden Helmet award winner, team MVP, Student council VP, Team captain.

What do you enjoy most about competing in high school sports?
Building a bond with my teammates.

What is your best memory from HS sports so far, and why is it meaningful to you?
Coming back to beat our cross town rivals after being down big at halftime on their homecoming night.  The energy in the stadium was insane because this was the first time playing them in many years, the comeback was like something in a movie.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?
Improving from last year and beating our rivals.

What’s your go to pre-game/contest meal? Where do you get it from?
Toasted everything bagel with cream cheese and turkey from home.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? What makes that rivalry special or different from the other teams you’ll face this season?
Garber/Central, we are in close proximity to them so students get to talk a lot of smack, our players also know a lot of their players so the stakes are high.

What is one personal and one team goal that you have for this upcoming season?
Personal: beat the all time tackle point record for my school
Team: make playoffs

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a Freshman, what you would it be?
Find a way to be more dedicated to getting better even when it seems like your too busy.