|Born:||April 10, 1990|
The returning starter at the Renegade linebacker position, Jake
has 179 career tackles in his first three years and should be among
the team leaders again in 2011...also has 11 career
tackles-for-loss...has made 27 starts and has played in 31 games in
his first three years on the roster...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...has been among the top eight players on the team each
year in tackles.
AT TECH (In 2010): Jake started 10 games and played in all 11 contests in 2010...continued to rank among the team's defensive leaders, finishing the year fourth on the squad with 72 total tackles...also made 4.5 tackles-for-loss, caused two fumbles and erecovered two fumbles...listed 15th in the OVC in tackles-per-game and fifth in fumble recoveries...had nine tackles against both Southeast Missouri and Murray State, then established a new career high with 15 tackles in the season-ending victory over Jacksonville State.
(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.