Tanner Jacobson
Defensive Back 25
185 lbs.
Last School
Texas Tech
Roster Years


  • Served in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission
  • Wife's name is Beth
  • Son of Evan and Hally Jacobson
  • Brother of former BYU receiver McKay Jacobson and brother-in-law Dustin Gabriel played safety at BYU
  • Studying business

Before BYU (2013, Texas Tech)

  • Named to the ESPN Big 12 All-Bowl Team
  • Played in 13 games (4 starts) with 47 tackles (36 solo) with two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one tackle for loss
  • Recorded the most tackles (47) by a Red Raider true freshman since 2010 when Tre' Porter led all Big 12 freshmen with 76 tackles
  • Made seven tackles (all solo) helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego

High School

  • Three-year starter and team captain during senior year
  • Helped lead team to a 37-6 record including two district titles and an undefeated 16-0 state championship in 2011
  • Named District 4-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player, Class 5A Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Third Team, AP All-State honorable mention, Dallas Morning News All-Area Second Team, Star Telegram Super Team, First Down Club 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Finalist, Whataburger First Team All-North Texas
  • Totalled prep career totals of 353 tackles including 214 solo tackles, 139 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, six interceptions, 21 passes breakups, six forced fumbles with six fumble recoveries
  • Served as team's kick and punt returner during final two seasons with 32 career kickoff returns for 595 yards (18.6 avg.) and with 32 punt returns for 409 yards (12.8 avg.)
  • Coached by Hal Wasson


  • Cochabamba , Bolivia
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 2016

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Had eight total tackles
  • Posted three solo tackles
  • Had a pass breakup vs. West Virginia
Junior Year 2017

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Had 28 total tackles
  • Also returned kicks and punts
  • Started against Portland State and Utah
  • Had a career-best seven tackles against the Utes
  • Posted five tackles against Mississippi State
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in 11 games, starting three
  • Totaled 26 tackles including 14 solo stops
  • Returned four kick returns for 81 yards with a career-long of 26 yards against then No. 17 Utah
  • Tallied first interception and returned it 19-yards against New Mexico State
  • Posted season-high of three solo stops against New Mexico State
  • Recorded career-high seven solo tackles with five assisted stops against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year