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Jacob Bower
15   Jacob Bower

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Meridian, Idaho

High School:
Meridian

Last College:
Bakersfield CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 242

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
1L


Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . transferred to Tulsa in mid-semester 2008 from Bakersfield Community College . . . originally signed with BYU out of high school . . . after a two-year mission was on the BYU roster in 2006, but transferred following that season . . . 2008 -- Played in all 14 games . . . rushed for 106 yards, one TD and a 5.9 average per carry, while completing 11-of-15 passes for 138 yards . . . had his first career touchdown pass with a 22-yarder against Arkansas . . . saw his first action vs. UAB, and rushed for 20 yards on three carries . . . completed 2-of-2 passes on his first attempts of the year against North Texas . . . rushed four times for 35 yards and completed 2-of-4 passes for 26 yards vs. Central Arkansas . . . completed 2-of-2 passes for 36 yards and rushed for a six-yard TD vs. UTEP for his first career score . . . completed 3-of-4 passes for 38 yards vs. Houston . . . Overall -- Completed 11-of-20 passes for 77 yards and one TD in the spring game . . . the most experienced of the quarterbacks . . . big and powerful . . . extremely talented . . . has a strong arm . . . has the ability to throw deep with accuracy . . . the proto-type drop-back quarterback . . . a powerful runner with a powerful arm . . . will compete for the starting position at quarterback.

Junior College -- Was the starting quarterback for 12-1 Bakersfield Junior College in 2007 . . . led his team to an 8-0 record in the Western State Conference and advanced to the SoCal Championship, losing 47-42 against Mt. Sac . . . earned first-team all-conference and first-team All-America honors . . . was rated as the No. 42 junior college prospect in the nation by Rivals.com . . . completed 61-percent of his passes for 3,034 yards and 35 touchdowns in 13 games . . . was rated as a 4-star prospect by JCFootball.com . . . junior college coach was Jeff Chudy.

High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Meridian High School . . . played quarterback all four years . . . threw for over 7,000 yards and 60 touchdowns, while rushing for 24 touchdowns in his career . . . was a first-team all-state selection as senior . . . was recognized as a SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American as a prep senior . . . was ranked regionally among the top-six quarterbacks by PrepStar Magazine and 15th by Rivals.com . . . high school coach was Scott Stuart.

Personal -- Favorite TV show is "House" . . . his favorite TV channel is ESPN . . . favorite NFL players are quarterbacks Brett Favre and Jay Cutler . . . his favorite professional athlete is former NBA star Larry Bird . . . his favorite food is ribeye, least favorite food is spaghetti . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Gettysburg . . . when he was 12-years-old, he won the Elks National Free Throw Contest . . . his late father, Wayne, played football at BYU . . . four of his five brothers played college basketball . . . his mother's name is Susan . . . majoring in exercise sports science and nutrition . . . he and his wife, Rachel, were married on Nov. 1, 2007.

Johnson's Career Statistics
Passing		G	Comp	Att	Yds	Int	TD	Pct	Ypg	Long
2008 (Jr)	14	11	15	138	1	1	73.3	9.9	32

Rushing G Att Gain Loss Net TD Avg Long 2008 (Jr) 14 18 116 10 106 1 5.9 18