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Joshua Jacobs | Running Back

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 216

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Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs ran for 97 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown and caught two passes for 12 yards and a score in a 24-0 victory over Mississippi State.
The Crimson Tide struggled -- relatively, anyway -- to throw the football against Mississippi State, but Jacobs had another quality game, and came up just short of the century mark. His touchdown showed an impressive jump-cut on the rushing touchdown, and his touchdown was a swing route from Tua Tagovailoa to extend the lead to 21-0. Jacobs and Alabama play The Citadel next Saturday for some reason. Nov 10 - 7:00 PM

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Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in Saturday's 58-21 win over Tennessee.

Jacobs (5'10/216) is an explosive player, but he did his damage from up close today. Christian Miller's fumble recovery at the Tennessee 3 in the first quarter set up a three-yard touchdown run by Jacobs. Jacobs also had a two-yard score in the second quarter.
Oct 20 - 7:33 PM

Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs rushed for 45 yards and one touchdown on six carries in Saturday's 51-10 win over Louisville.

Jacobs (5'10/216) made the most of his limited carries. In the third quarter, Jacobs found the end zone on an 18-yard run to extend the Crimson Tide lead to 34-0. Alabama once again is loaded at running back with Damien Harris and Najee Harris also looking good in the opener. Damien Harris left the game early, but it sounds like it was just for cramps. The Alabama running back group will run all over Arkansas State next weekend.
Sep 2 - 12:17 AM

Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday and is "unlikely" to play in their spring game.

Jacobs wore a black non-contact jersey and only participated in a few drills at practice. Recovering from an offseason ankle surgery, Jacobs has been limited all spring and may not be fully recovered for another few months. It will be tough for Jacobs to carve out a role behind starters Damien Harris and Najee Harris barring injury, but getting himself healthy is likely his first priority.
Source: SEC Country
Apr 19 - 8:51 PM

Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs (ankle) did not participate in spring practice on Tuesday.

Jacobs (5'10/204) is on the recovery trail from offseason ankle surgery. He tweeted in mid-January that he had played through a broken hoof for the bulk of the 2017 season. Just when he might be able to embark on his spring work is not currently known. As a player, Jacobs is a productive backup and should continue to serve as such in 2018, though it's looking more and more like he probably won't receive a true shot to start in the backfield for the Tide barring injury. Damien Harris and Najee Harris figure to receive the majority of carries for the defending champs during the upcoming season.
Mar 20 - 7:58 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs wrote on social media that he played through a broken ankle sustained in Week 5 of the 2017 season.

Jacobs (5'10/204) is undergoing surgery on Friday. If the sophomore's tweet is accurate on the timing front, he initially sustained the ankle break in a win over Ole Miss on September 30. He would go on to play on the bum leg through to the end of the 2017 campaign. Jacobs rushed for 284 yards (6.2 YPC) and a touchdown on the season. His availability for spring practice should become more clear as he's further removed from the initial surgery.
Jan 12 - 12:51 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (ankle) is "fine."

Saban went so far as to tell reporters that Jacobs will "play, no question" against LSU on Saturday. He's been on the mend from a minor ankle issue suffered against Tennessee prior to Alabama's bye week at the end of October.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 10:23:00 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs returned to practice on Monday in advance of Saturday's game against LSU.

Alabama was on bye last week, but it sounds like Jacobs wouldn't have been able to play if they had returned. With Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough ahead of him on the depth chart his touches are limited as is, and Alabama will have no reason to rush the running back into action.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs is dealing with a minor ankle injury.

Jacobs exited Saturday's route of Tennessee with the injury. "He probably will be in a boot for a few days, but he should be OK," said Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. With the Crimson Tide on bye until their showdown with rival LSU on November 4, Jacobs should be ready to roll, assuming there are no setbacks.
Source: Bama Online
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 08:54:00 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs sustained an undisclosed injury in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Tennessee.

No word as of yet as to the extent of Jacobs' injury, but it did force him to the locker room. Alabama is generally pretty good about offering updates on the health front and more information figures to be available before the weekend is out.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 08:25:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that "[w]e need to get Josh Jacobs involved more."

Jacobs (5'10/204) isn't the only player who Saban would like to see more thoroughly integrated into the offense, saying, "(Freshman RB) Najee Harris is a pretty good player and we need to get him more involved." This season, the Tide offense has almost entirely consisted of the production of QB Jalen Hurts, WR Calvin Ridley and RBs Damien Harris and (to lesser degree) Bo Scarbrough. Saban believes that increased work for Jacobs, Harris and freshman wideouts Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and Devonta Smith during the season will only aid the team in their presumed postseason run.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 09:17:00 PM

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he wants to get sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs more involved.

He said the same about Najee Harris. Jacobs has just seven carries and two catches for a combined 121 yards. The Crimson Tide are in a difficult spot with four talented running backs as well as a quarterback who can pick up yards on the ground on a consistent basis. The school faces Arkansas and Tennessee over the next few weeks.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 08:30:00 AM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (hamstring) is in uniform and went through warm ups before Saturday's game against Colorado State.

Jacobs (5'10/204) has yet to play in 2017. He ran for 564 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman for the Crimson Tide last year. If he can go, he likely sees carries behind Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (Hamstring) went through individual drills on Monday.

Jacobs (5'10/204) went through a few practices last week, but didn't play on Saturday against Fresno State. The talented sophomore rushed for 564 yards and four touchdowns last year for the Crimson Tide. If he can go against Colorado State, he'll likely get carries behind Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that sophomore RB Joshua Jacobs (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against Fresno State.

"He has practiced some this week," HC Nick Saban said. "I can't sit here and tell you he'll be game-ready this week." We'd assume Alabama will use the cupcake matchup to rest Jacobs. Expect the Tide to lean on Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris, with five-star frosh Najee Harris perhaps getting an extended look in the second half.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 02:08:00 PM