Jacob Acklin
Jacob Acklin
Year: So.
Hometown: Maumelle, Ark.
High School: Maumelle HS
Events: Sprints
Major: Biology

2017-18: Outdoor: Member of NCAA II National Championship qualifying 4x100 relay team... USTFCCA All-Southeast Region... Team punched its ticket for nationals with their time of 40.67 seconds to finish third overall at the Tennessee Challenge... At nationals, finished 11th in the preliminaries with a Tusculum and SAC-record time of 40.56 seconds... Acklin competed in the 100m and 200m... Posted a season-best time of 10.90 seconds at the SAC Outdoor Championships where he placed 12th in the preliminaries... Also placed 15th in the prelims in the 200m at the SAC Championship with a time of 22.47 seconds... The 4x100m relay team also finished third at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier (40.87 seconds) and tallied a time of 42.25 seconds at the Penn Relays... 4x100m won the Gamecock Invitational with a time of 41.33 seconds... Relay team placed third at the Terrier Relays (41.67 seconds)... indoor: Placed 12th in the prelims in the 60m at the SAC Indoor Championship (7.08 seconds).

High School: Graduated from Maumelle (Ark.) HS... Coached by David Farr... Lettered four years in football and track & field... Two-time All-State (2014, 2015)... NUC Running Back MVP (2014)... 5A West Conference Champion (2014-2015)... Stats: Junior season - 1,109 rushing yards, 8 TD; Senior season - 1,338 rushing yards, 51 receiving yards, 1,600 all-purpose yards, 19 TD.

Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1998 in Little Rock, Ark... Son of Deon and Auntisa Acklin... Siblings: Deon and Peytan... Majoring in biology... Plans to become a professional football player or a physical therapist... Hobbies: football, working out, family... Favorite midnight snack: Sandwiches... Favorite movie: "Forrest Gump"; Favorite musical artistis: Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown; Favorite sports teams: Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees... Jacob can't go a week without: Food; Favorite athlete: De'Anthony Thomas; Most thrilling moment in sports: Being on the field and playing football... Advice to kids: Keep your grades right, never give up, start pursuing your dreams at a young age... Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: Chicken; Favorite sport other than football: Track & Field; Most famous person Jacob has ever met: Darren McFadden; Toughest player Jacob has ever played against: Rashard Lawrence... When he was a kid, Jacob tried to be like: Reggie Bush.