Brandon Jacobs had both highlights and controversies during his tenure as a Giants running back from 2005-11. After a year with the San Francisco 49ers, the Giants have now brought back their former 1,000-yard rusher. Get reacquainted with Jacobs with these fun facts.
Compiled by Jordan Gibbons
Jacobs is married - his wife's name is Kimberly - and they have a son, Braydon Kenneth.
He played basketball and football while at Assumption High School. His first position in football was a defensive lineman.
Jacobs’ college career began at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he was named a JUCO All-American.
Jacobs has been tagged with the nicknames “Big Meat,” “Juggernaut” and “The Destroyer.”
Jacobs boxed when he was younger, and would consider boxing when his football career is over, according to an interview with concretejournal.com.
In September 2011, Jacobs was fined $20,000 after provoking a “boxing” match with Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson.