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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Eden Jacobson, Columbus Catholic

11/12/2020, 11:30am CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Eden Jacobson

School: Columbus Catholic

Grade: Senior
 
Football Honors:
 Honorable mention all-Cloverbelt Conference pick as a sophomore and first-team all-league selection as a junior ... Rushed for 1,072 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2019 while helping the Spencer/Columbus Catholic team to a 6-4 record under coach Jason Gorst ... In seven games as a senior, Jacobson has rushed for 1,190 yards and 17 touchdowns while helping the team to a 5-2 record ... Rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns against rival Amherst last week ... Team captain.

Basketball Honors: Rugged, 6-foot-1 forward who can jump and defend ... Four-year varsity performer for coach Joe Konieczny ... Member of the Columbus Catholic 2019 squad that qualified for the WIAA Division 5 State Tournament ... Averaged 13 ppg and 10 rpg as a junior and earned second-team all-Cloverbelt East Conference laurels ... Selected as team captain as a junior. 

Baseball Honors: Two-year varsity starter heading into senior season ... Leadoff hitter and the club's Most Improved Player as a freshman.

Favorite Sport : "My favorite sport is football because the competitiveness is unlike any other. Every season I've formed strong relationships with my teammates because of our passion and commitment to win. There is no better feeling than witnessing your preparation paying off in the game."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is being able to compete with friends and having the support of the whole school system."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Give it all you have because you will never have this opportunity again."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment was scoring a last-second touchdown to send the game to overtime against Manawa, and eventually winning in the second overtime."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is you always have something to do. I enjoy playing all three sports and look forward to competing all year. Each sport is very different, but they all allow you to work on skills that can be translated to your other sports."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "There is not much time to do other things. There are days where all you have time to do is school work and sports. Summertime is always busy and during the school year there isn't any time between sports to relax and reload."

Favorite Opponent: Stratford

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Tyler Herro

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Clemson Tigers

Cumulative GPA: 3.9
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
Ben Barten of Stratford

Most Admired High School Teammates: "My most admired high school teammates are Jared Mandel, Carson Hildebrant and Logan Zschernitz. They were great leaders during my sophomore football season and really showed us underclassmen what it takes to win. Their dedication and leadership stuck with me and others."

Biggest Challenges of COVID-19: "The biggest challenge with COVID is staying motivated when there is an uncertainty that you are even going to have games. So many things have been taken away this year and you just have to be thankful for every opportunity to play."

College Plans: "I plan on going to a school where I can play football at the collegiate level and work towards a degree. I am still undediced on a major."

Activities Outside of Sports: Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society)

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to drive around with friends and listen to music."

Favorite TV Show: All-American

Favorite Movie: Longest Yard

Favorite Musical Artists: Drake, Post Malone

Favorite Subject: Psychology

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: YouTube

Other Family Members: Adam, father; Jessica, mother; Natalie, Leyla, sisters; Jasper, brother.

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