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Landon Jacobson

Posted at: 10/02/2013 6:41 PM



(ABC 6 NEWS) -- "I was always too big to be a running back.  I was always over the weight limit, so since about seventh grade I've been a running back," said Grand Meadow junior Landon Jacobson.

Not only is Jacobson now a running back, but he is one of the best running backs Grand Meadow has seen.
 
"I've had a lot of good players over the years so I hate to rank one person above somebody else.  Landon is right up there.  He is an exceptional player," said head coach Gary Sloan. 

 Exceptional might be an understatement, when you think about the numbers he is posting.

"260, I think," said Jacobson.
 
Last week Jacobson carried the ball 16 times for 262 yards and four touchdowns. In week three, he picked up 102 yards on just 4 carries.

"They're kind of crazy numbers right now. They're Play Station game-type numbers. They're not real realistic, but he has done that all season," said Sloan.

But unfortunately for other teams, this isn't Madden and Jacobson doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.
 
"Keep running hard, working hard and encouraging my line to give me holes," said Jacobson.
 
In fact, with the team heading to Lanesboro this week to face star running back Niko Anderson and company, it only fuels the fire.
 
"He's actually won the back of the year three years in a row and it's kind of a little competition. I hope to win a little bit," said Jacobson.