Jacob Gardner Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 243 lbs.
High School: George Wythe
Hometown: Wytheville, Va.
photo Is working primarily as a long snapper ... Has also spent some time at defensive end since joining the team as a walk-on ... Is taking advantage of the strength and conditioning program ... Works hard and has a chance to figure in on special teams ... His brother is a long snapper for Virginia.

2006: Was redshirted while concentrating on snapping ... Earned a superior rating by meeting all six goals in the strength and conditioning program when he returned in the fall.

2005: Practiced at defensive end ... Worked on the scout and jayvee teams.

High School: Played fullback and linebacker for Coach Donnie Pruitt at George Wythe High ... Earned all-district honors as a fullback and helped the team to a state Group A title in 2002 ... Posted 81 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... Rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns on four carries during one game his final season ... Blocked three punts ... Also lettered in basketball and earned all-district as an outfielder in baseball.

Personal: Jacob Tanner Gardner ... Born 8/29/85 in Wytheville, VA ... Son of Joe Gardner and the late Kathy Gardner ... Enrolled in crop and soil environmental sciences.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 1 0 1 1 0-0 0-0