Carolina Panthers Sign Former 'Dog Ben Jacobs

May 13, 2013

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - Linebacker Ben Jacobs, a two-time first-team All-WAC linebacker for the Fresno State football team in 2009 and 2010, singed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers on Monday.

Jacobs, who played for the Bulldogs from 2007-10, was one of 36 tryout players that participated in the Panthers' rookie minicamp over this past weekend. Of those 36 players that tried out, Jacobs was one of just eight that the club signed to its 90-man roster.

In his time at Fresno State, Jacobs recorded 387 tackles with four sacks and one interception. He ranks third in school history in career tackles and in 2009 against Louisiana Tech tied a NCAA record with three forced fumbles in a single game.

Jacobs signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns and appeared in five games in his rookie season of 2011. He was out of the league in 2012.

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