Wildcat Defensive Tackles Get Their Shot at National Football League
High School: Rangy wideout and defensive back who has a great instinct for the football ... First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal when he nabbed 46 passes for 797 yards, a 17.3-yard average, and 13 touchdowns ... A finalist for "Mr. Football" in Kentucky ... Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" top-22 seniors in Kentucky ... Four-year letterman was a three-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback for Boyle County, which won four consecutive state championships, two in Class AA and two in Class AAA, and had a sterling 58-2 record over those four seasons ... Named Most Valuable Player of the state championship games as both a junior and senior ... Career totals include 97 receptions for 1,866 yards, a 19.2-yard average, and 32 touchdowns ... Intercepted 23 passes on defense, including two returns for touchdowns ... Returned 25 punts for 395 yards, a 15.8-yard average, and two touchdowns ... Chosen All-Southeast Region, one of the top-75 wide receivers in the nation, and the No. 7 overall prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com/PrepStar magazine ... The No. 8 prospect in the state according to SuperPrep ... "A great football player with great skills, Jacob also is a great leader. That's what separates him from the rest," Boyle County coach Chuck Smith said ... Also a standout baseball player who plans to play that sport in college as well ... An indication of his quickness and good hands is the fact that he plays shortstop, an unusual position for a person with his height ... Batted .475 as a junior and played in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game for high school juniors ... Multi-sport star is an all-region performer in basketball ... Academic all-state in football and basketball ... Very active in school activities, he is a member of the student council and Beta Club ... Editor of the school newspaper ... In picking Kentucky, he turned down Northwestern, Louisville, West Virginia, and Indiana.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Francis Tamme ... Born 3-15-85 in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Theo and Pam Tamme ... Last name is pronounced the same as "Tammy" ... Considering a major in political science or history