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Get reacquainted with Brandon Jacobs

Jacobs’ college career began at Coffeyville Community College

Jacobs’ college career began at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he was named a JUCO All-American. Photo Credit: AP

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 was born on July 6, 1982 in
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Jacobs was born on July 6, 1982 in Houma, Louisiana.

Jacobs is married - his wife's name is
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Jacobs is married - his wife's name is Kimberly - and they have a son, Braydon Kenneth.

He played basketball and football while at Assumption
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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
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Jacobs’ college career began at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he was named a JUCO All-American.

Played for one year at Auburn University as
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Played for one year at Auburn University as the third-string running back behind Ronnie Brown and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, before transferring to Southern Illinois.

He was drafted by the Giants with the
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He was drafted by the Giants with the 110th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Jacobs was the “Earth” in the Giants’ “Earth,
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Jacobs was the “Earth” in the Giants’ “Earth, Wind (Derrick Ward) and Fire (Ahmad Bradshaw)” backfield team.

Jacobs has been tagged with the nicknames “Big
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Jacobs has been tagged with the nicknames “Big Meat,” “Juggernaut” and “The Destroyer.”

Jacobs boxed when he was younger, and would

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
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In September 2011, Jacobs was fined $20,000 after provoking a “boxing” match with Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson.

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