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Myles Jack | Linebacker

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (18) / 9/3/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225

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UCLA freshman LB Myles Jack returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in Tuesday's bowl victory over Virginia Tech.
The play, which came with 13:22 left in regulation, gave the Bruins a 28-10 lead. Jack picked off Mark Leal, who came on in relief of injured QB Logan Thomas (head). Jack played running back for the final four games of the season and won both the Pac-12's offensive and defensive rookie of the year awards. Jack is a future NFL player, though we don't yet know what position Jim Mora intends to keep him at long term. Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:46:00 PM

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UCLA freshman LB Myles Jack only played RB against Arizona State on Saturday.

Jack posted a career high of 16 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in the narrow loss to the Sun Devils. Head coach Jim Mora Jr. suggested Jack's future is at linebacker, but he is obviously an impact player at either spot.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 09:50:00 AM

UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. hinted in an ESPN interview that freshman LB/RB Myles Jack will focus on defense in the future.

Mora Jr. called Jack an instinctive linebacker who loves to hit, noting he can be an impact player for the Bruins on that side of the ball. Jack barely practiced at running back before breaking out against Arizona and Washington. Expect jack to sill see some carries this season with the Bruins injuries at the position, but Jack might step into Anthony Barr's role next year.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:47:00 AM's Gil Brandt writes that UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack's versatility is "unbelievable."

"To have an 18-year-old player come in and play two ways, digesting plays on both offense and defense and having great success, is really something special. It shows you that Jack not only has amazing athletic ability, but also is a tough, intelligent player," Brandt wrote. The long-time talent evaluator mentioned only four players who he could remember in the last 30 years that played both ways at a level as high as Jack currently is: Stanford's Owen Marecic; Michigan's Charles Woodson; Purdue's Rod Woodson; and Purdue's Leroy Keyes. "My first evaluation of him, mainly from his games against Arizona (120 rushing yards, 1 TD) and Washington (59 rushing yards, 4 TDs), is that he's probably a better linebacker than a running back," writes Brandt.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 05:23:00 PM's Dan Greenspan writes that UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack won't have the element of surprise against Arizona State.

Bruins head coach Jim Mora acknowledged after Friday's game -- in which Jack rushed for four touchdowns and 59 yards on 13 carries in a 41-31 victory over Washington -- that the freshman's ludicrous effectiveness as a runner might be coming to an end because he doesn't know how to pass protect. "He's not going to learn now," Mora said. "It's too late in the process. If he's just out there (and) every time we hand him the ball, Arizona State is going to be zeroed in on him." UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said Jack would "still get his touches."
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 08:10:00 PM

UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack rushed for four touchdowns and 59 yards on 13 carries in the school's 41-31 win over Washington.

Jack added five tackles and one pass breakup on defense. The true freshman has really emerged as a playmaker on both sides of the ball in the last two games. In fact, Jack might be improving more quickly on offense. He runs with power and balance. Expect to hear his name mentioned quite a bit this offseason.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:38:00 AM

UCLA freshman LB/RB Myles Jack took over in all phases of the game in the school's 31-26 win over Arizona.

Jack took six carries for 120 yards and a touchdown, including a monstrous 66 yard run that displayed long strides to get to the outside and speed to break away. As a linebacker the freshman notched one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, and two pass breakups. He is just scratching the surface.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:35:00 AM