|Born:||April 10, 1990|
Jake returns to his starting role at the renegade middle
linebacker position...has played in 20 games and started 17 times
in his first two years on the roster...enters his junior campaign
with 105 total career tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss...steady and
smart player who has made many big plays in his career...excellent
understanding of the system...a leader on the defense...sees the
play and reacts well...always gives a great effort...good foot
speed and improved agility.
AT TECH -- (In 2009): Jake was third on the team in total tackles and tops among linebackers...made 62 total tackles including 24 solo stops...consistent in his play had between five and nine tackles in eight of 11 games...season-high of nine tackles came at FBS foe Kansas State...had seven stops and caused a fumble against Tech's other FBS foe, Georgia...eight tackles against Tennessee State and seven at Eastern Illinois...played in all 11 games and was the starter in nine games.
(In 2008): After sitting out the first three games, Jake earned himself a chance to play in the fourth game and made three tackles at Western Michigan...the next week, he was in the starting lineup and held that role for the final eight contests...finished the year ranked eighth on the team in total tackles with 45, one of three true freshmen among Tech's Top 10 in tackles...had two tackles-for-loss...made four stops in his first start, Tech's home victory over Central Methodist...credited with career-high nine tackles at Eastern Kentucky...also made nine tackles against UT Martin...had six stops at Austin Peay...ranked 33rd in the OVC in tackles per game with 5.0...listed fourth in the conference among all freshmen in tackles per game...helped Tech become the only league school with two freshmen ranked among the Top 50 in the OVC in tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: After starting his high school career being named the team's Freshman of the Year and rushing for more than 500 yards in 2004, Jake moved to the defensive side of scrimmage and became a standout at linebacker...three-year starter at his new position, he was a three-time all-area, all-region and all-Tri-State selection...led Dalton to its first regional championship in more than a decade, and was named a team captain and Defensive MVP...Despite playing in only eight games as a senior, he made 120 total tackles with 16 tackles-for-loss, four fumbles caused and one interception...coached by Jim Bennett and Kit Carpenter...piled up 380 total tackles in his final three seasons...earned four letters in the shot put, discus and 100m dash for the track & field team.
PERSONAL: The son of John and Amy McIntosh...birthdate is April 10, 1990...full name is John Kirk McIntosh, Jr...has one sister, Mallory...majoring in business marketing.