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62 Jacob Richard


** 2013 & 2014 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **

** 2014 Vince Lombardi Award (Nation's Top Lineman) Watch List  **

** 2014 Ball State Team Captain **

* 2012, 2013 & 2014 Academic All-Mid-American Conference *

2014 (Jr.):  Started all 12 games to earn third letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Ball State all-time leading rusher Jahwan Edwards . . . part of an offensive line that ranked in the nation's top-20 in fewest sacks allowed and fewest tackles for loss allowed.

2013 (So.):  Started 12 games to earn second letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for record setting seasons by Keith Wenning (quarterback), Willie Snead (wide receiver) and Jahwan Edwards (running back) . . . helped Ball State rank 17th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with an average of 1.17 per game.

2012 (Fr.):  Played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg, to earn first letter . . . made first career start at Army . . . started four games . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Jahwan Edwards' 1,410 yards rushing - the third highest single-season total in Ball State history . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who set a then-school record with 301 completions and threw for the third best single season total of 3,095 passing yards in school history.

2011:  Redshirted as a walk-on.

PREP SCHOOL:  Competed in football at Milford Academy for Coach Bill Chaplick . . . helped team to an 11-1 record.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters for Coach Joe Lato at Weston High School in Connecticut . . . all-state and all-conference as a senior . . . started final 31 straight games at center . . . Weston's team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL:  Son of Charles and Gina Richard . . . owns a 4.0 grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . .managed a 4.0 GPA last fall . . . born Oct. 2, 1992, in Bridgeport, Conn. . . . two brothers . . . brother, Jameson, played football at Buffalo and in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts . . . the 2011 season marked Jameson's fourth for the Colts . . . full name is Jacob Cody Richard.

2012 11   No other statistics
2013 13   No other statistics
2014 12   No other statistics
2015 11   No other statistics
TOTAL 47   No other statistics
Position: Center
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 286
Year: Senior
Hometown: Weston, Conn.
High School: Weston
Major: Business
Experience: 3 Letters
Jacob Photos:
Jacob Videos:
Bowling Green Postgame Press Conference
Football: Seniors React to Final Game Week
Football: Better Know A Cardinal (Ian Anderson)
Football: Pete Lembo Bowling Green Presser
Football: Cardinal Cuts (Ohio)
Football: Scout Team Duty
Pete Lembo Ohio Press Conference
Football: The Coordiator's Corner (WMU)
Football: The Center of Attention
Pete Lembo Western Michigan Press Conference
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