Liberty's Trey Jacobs has signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins.
After helping Liberty to its third-straight Big South Conference championship in 2009, Flames defensive end Trey Jacobs has recently signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins. Jacobs (Columbia, S.C.) is the 26th player in program history to ink a deal with a NFL program and is the first Liberty football player to sign as a free agent since 2008, when the New England Patriots signed Vince Redd and the St. Louis Rams signed Stephen Sene. The 2009 team captain was honored as a senior, when he was named to the Big South first-team all-conference squad and the VaSID second-team all-state listing. Jacobs finished his senior year with 37 tackles, including 25 assisted stops, a team-high five pass breakups, four tackles for a loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. The 37 stops left him three shy of reaching the 100-career tackle mark. Additionally during his four-year stint at Liberty, Jacobs started 22 of his last 23 games, recorded 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks, six pass breakups and was the team's active career leader with five blocked kicks. Jacobs was part of the winningest senior class in Liberty's 37-year football history. His graduating class posted a four-year 32-13 record and was the first senior class in program history to not have a losing season on its record. Jacobs is one of two undrafted free agents the Washington Redskins have signed his week, as the NFL program also inked a free agent deal with Ohio State strong safety Anderson Russell.
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