McKay Jacobson
Wide Receiver 6
199 lbs.
Last School
Southlake Carroll High School
Roster Years
2006 | 2009-2011

Career Summary

McKay Jacobson came to BYU as the 5A Texas Football Wide Receiver of the Year from Southlake Carroll High School. As a four-time letterman, Jacobson played in 48 games and tallied 113 receptions for 1,836 yards. Jacobson also registered 10 touchdowns, 16 kick returns and 10 punt returns. As a junior, Jacobson was BYU's third-leading receiver with 37 receptions. He caught a career-long 80-yard pass against Florida State as a sophomore while helping BYU to a No. 3 national ranking in passing efficiency. Jacobson also proved himself in the classroom, earning several academic honors. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.


Signed free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012


  • Parents are Evan and Hally Jacobson
  • Married to wife Kimberly
  • His mother Hally was a cheerleader at BYU
  • Has two brothers and three sisters
  • Sister Jeniel is a cheerleader at BYU
  • Cousin Allen Jacobson played cornerback at Southern Utah
  • Served in the Japan Sapporo Mission for the LDS Church
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Majoring in Japanese
  • Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Baylor, Kansas, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Houston, Colorado State, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State, Colorado, Iowa State, Nebraska, Indiana, Iowa, Notre Dame, Florida State, Arizona, Arizona State, TCU, Air Force and Stanford.

Before BYU

  • Named to the 55th annual Texas Sportswriters Association's All-State First Team
  • 5A Texas Football All-Texas First-Team as a senior
  • 5A Texas Football Wide Receiver of the Year
  • Dallas Morning News All-Area First-Team
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram 5A Super Team Selection
  • TexasPrepXtra Super Team
  • Associated Press All-State Second-Team
  • Coaches All Region One First-Team
  • Coaches 5-5A All-District First-Team
  • Named to the Texas 5A Academic All-State Team
  • Voted team offensive player of the year
  • Led state with 99 receptions for 1,631 receiving yards
  • Recorded 19 touchdowns his senior year
  • Recorded 35 receptions for 459 receiving yards and three touchdowns his junior year, with one punt return touchdown
  • Had 67 receptions for 952 receiving yards and eight touchdowns his sophomore year
  • Returned two punts for touchdowns as a sophomore
  • Finished career with 201 receptions (school record) for 3,019 yards (school record) and 30 touchdowns
  • Named District 7-5A Sophomore of the Year in 2003
  • A three year starter
  • Helped lead team to three state championships and two national championships
  • Team was 63-1 in his four years with the team
  • Ran track in high school
  • District champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters as a sophomore
  • Regional finalist in the 100 meters and 200 meters and a state finalist in the 200 meters as a sophomore
  • Recruited by Florida State, Baylor, Texas Tech and others for track
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2006

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Selected as the team offensive rookie of the year
  • His 77-yard punt return for a touchdown against Wyoming was the first punt return for a TD in 113 games for the Cougars
  • That was Jacobson's first-ever punt return
  • Had TD catches of 28 and 20 yards against UNLV, and a 20-yard TD catch against New Mexico
  • Had three catches for 105 yards at Colorado State, including a season-long 52-yarder
  • Had 28 catches for 547 yards and three receiving TDs
  • Also had two punt returns for 75 yards and had seven kickoff returns for 128 yards
  • Participated in Spring Camp after graduating from high school in December
  • Saw considerable action at receiver and as a return specialist on special teams during Spring Camp
Sophmore Year 2009

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Started nine games at wide receiver
  • Started the first four games before suffering a hamstring injury, forcing him to sit out the next four games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Totaled 556 yards and four touchdowns on 23 receptions
  • Averaged 24.2 yards per catch, ranking No. 4 in the nation among receivers who averaged at least one catch per game and No. 3 among receivers with as many yards as him
  • Caught the game-winning touchdown in BYU's season opener against No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Recorded a season-high 111 yards receiving against Florida State, including an 80-yard reception
  • Recorded two punt returns
  • Averaged 13 yards on three kick returns
Junior Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in 13 games, starting 11
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Was third on the team with 410 yards on 37 receptions and one touchdown
  • Also returned five kicks for 110 yards, including a 39-yard long, and four punts a total 36 yards
  • Led the team with 85 yards on eight receptions at Utah State
  • Caught four passes for 70 yards vs. UNLV
  • Had his best game of the season at Utah, catching seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown
Senior Year 2011

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in all 13 games and started nine
  • Caught 25 passes for 323 yards and one touchdown
  • Season-high six receptions vs. Utah for 46 yards
  • Caught three passes for 49 yards vs. Utah State, including a 40-yard reception on the game-winning drive
  • Two receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown vs. San Jose State
  • Caught three balls for 41 yards vs. New Mexico State
  • Had two receptions for 44 yards vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl
  • Also had one kickoff return for 21 yards and two punt returns for 24 yards
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year