Jake Fely

#42 Jake Fely
School: San Diego State
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 220
Hometown: Oceanside, California
Position: Linebacker

Instagram: @jfeezy42

Favorite quote:
“The best thing someone can do to me is tell me I can’t do something. Thanks for the coal, I’ll light the fire” – unknown

Bio:
I grew up playing football all my life since diapers. I was always competitive and was raised by my hardworking father who implanted in me, a winning mentality in anything I do. I played pop warner where I fell in love with the feeling of hitting kids out of their little Nike cleats. I won a national championship my midget year leading into high school.

I went to Oceanside High School where I then won 4 CiIF titles and 2 state championships my 4 years there. My love for the game grew rapidly more and more with support of a giant Polynesian family wherever I played.

I then went to a close by school where my family could come watch called San Diego State. I had to overcome many obstacles and unfortunate lighting strikes I call, injuries. I’ve had 5 surgeries at State that kept me out of 37 games total and from strapping on my pads and hitting other people.

Every injury brought more and more motivation. A lot of people told me to quit and take a medical and thought I couldn’t come back. I loved this sport too much to give up. I wanted to prove to myself and to others that anything is possible. I have overcome every injury that came my way and got back on that gridiron where I belong.

I ended my career with 2 Mountain West Championship rings and hope to achieve more success in my future. Not just in football, but in life.

Achievements
2011- Earned San Diego States Most Outstanding Freshman
2012- Second Team all-Mountain West Selection, San Diego States Defensive Player of the Year, Mountain West Defensive player of the week twice vs. UNLV and Colorado St.
2014- Second Team all-Mountain Weat Selection, San Diego States Most Inpirational Leader
2015- Second Team all-Mountain Weat Selection, San Diego States Incredible Senior Leadership Role

 

Stats :
2010 – Redshirt Freshman due to injury: 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
2011 – True Freshman: 58 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 6.5 tackles for loss
2012 – Sophomore Year: 90 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles, 7 sacks
2013 -J unior Year and used medical shirt after injury: 25 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 PBU
2014 – Medical Shirt following previous Years injury and started 6th game into Medical Junior Year: 20 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 PBU. Injured after playing only 3 games out for remainder of season.
2015 – Senior Year: 59 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 4 sacks