Born September 1978 in Biloxi, Miss. ... parents are Carl and Mary Ann Shoff... served two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Honduras ... married the former Emily Criddle Oct. 26, 2001 ... son Zachary Jacob was born July 13, 2003 ... recruited by Utah, Pepperdine, Weber State, San Francisco, Utah State ... recreation management major.
(WEBER STATE): Shoff started 19 of 28 games as a sophomore last year at Weber State, scoring 7.4 points and pulling down a team-best 6.0 rebounds ... shot 56 percent from the floor ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Honduras after his freshman year ... averaged 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds his freshman season with the Wildcats.
(HIGH SCHOOL): Shoff averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists his senior year at American Fork High School ... one of three players, including former Cougar teammate Jon Carlisle, to earn Region 4 Tri-Player of the Year honors.
After transferring from Weber State College, Jake Shoff finished his BYU career as a member of BYU's back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams ... Despite being hampered by illness and injury, Shoff has provided a spark off the bench and made significant contributions in clutch situations ... Played in 57 of 62 games over two seasons with the Cougars, averaging 11.5 minutes ... A strong rebounder and underestimated offensive player, he led BYU in field goal percentage as a senior (.619) and as a junior (.609) while averaging just under three rebounds per game for the Cougars off the bench ... Shot .576 for his four-year Division I career, including .610 as a Cougar ... A strong physical player inside, he was third in the nation at Weber State in rebounds per minutes played ... Aggressive with good size and agility, he makes an impact on the game even when logging limited minutes ... He achieved career highs of 15 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks.
BYU CAREER HIGHS: POINTS: 15 vs. Pepperdine (2003) FG MADE: 6 vs. Pepperdine (2003) FG ATT: 6 vs. Pepperdine (2003) FG%: 1.000 (6-6) vs. Pepperdine (2003) 3FG MADE: -- 3FG ATT: 1 vs. Air Force (2003) 3FG%: .000 (0-1) vs. Air Force (2003) FT MADE: 5 at San Francisco (2003) FT ATT: 6 vs. Pepperdine (2003) FT %: 1.000 (5-5) at San Francisco (2003) REB: 12 at Santa Clara (2004) ASSISTS: 2 vs. Utah State (2003) STEALS: 4 vs. Weber State (2004) BLOCKS: 2 vs. USC (2004) MINUTES: 28 at Santa Clara (2004)
Shoff did not practice or play for the better part of the practice season due to back problems ... saw his first action vs. Kansas State and was active, pulling down four rebounds in his 13 minutes ... played in all games but the opener vs. Toledo and vs. Rice ... played double-digit minutes in 13 games ... got a start at Weber State and vs. UConn in the NCAA Tournament ... played a season-high 27 minutes at Wyoming and was a key contributor to the win with 10 rebounds and 2-2 shooting ... had 10 boards vs. CSU and also played a key role at CSU, making a key play by going into the stands to save a ball late in the game, allowing BYU to use valuable time off the clock before Shoff finished the possession by drawing a foul and converting a free throw ... had 6 rebounds at CSU ... with starter Rafael Araujo in foul trouble against USD, Shoff scored 4 points with 1 rebound and 1 steal in 9 minutes while playing a key defensive role on USD center Jason Keep, helping hold USD's leading scorer nearly 11 points below his average ... was one of BYU's most effective players at USF, with 9 points, 3 rebounds in 9 minutes, on 2-3 shooting and a perfect 5-5 from the line ... set a personal-best 15 points on 6-6 shooting and 5 boards in just 12 minutes vs. Pepperdine.
Shoff made a significant contribution with his energy off the bench after being limited earlier in the season while coming back from injuries ... He played 10 or more minutes in 19 games, including 10 of the last 11 ... He made 16 of his last 21 (.762) shots from the floor over the last eight games and was an emotional spark for the Cougars off the bench ... He averaged 7.0 ppg in two games at the MWC Tournament in Denver ... He had 8 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Wyoming and scored 6 points on 2-of-2 shooting vs. Utah ... He had 8 rebounds and 4 points, including a strong drive to the hoop, at UNLV in 22 minutes in the regular season finale ... He made a key diving play in the paint to knock the ball away and save an easy Utah basket while forcing a turnover ... He was a difference maker at CSU in only 12 minutes of action. He scored a season-high 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting, grabbed 3 boards, including 2 to keep possessions alive, and added one steal, one assist and one block. He sparked a key BYU run with the score tied 54-54. After a Mike Hall free throw made it 55-54, Shoff rebounded Hall's missed second shot and put it in to give the Cougars a three-point lead, then hustled to the other end to block a Matt Nelson shot down low, get the rebound and outlet to start a Cougar break that resulted in a Luiz Lemes layup to put BYU up by five points in a total of 27 seconds. BYU led the rest of the way to the win ... He played a solid 22-minute contribution at Wyoming ... He filled a void in the middle with Araujo playing only five minutes in the first half vs. SDSU. He scored 4 points and added 4 rebounds, three on the offensive glass, in 15 minutes, taking a season-high 5 shots ... He played 12 minutes vs. UNLV, grabbing three boards and scoring one point ... He played 16 minutes at Utah with Jared Jensen missing the game, scoring 4 points, including 2-for-2 shooting while adding 3 rebounds ... He played 10 minutes with 4 points vs. Wyoming after sitting out vs. CSU due to illness ... He had four points and grabbed five rebounds in 14 minutes vs. SDSU ... He had three rebounds, two on the offensive glass, in eight minutes at NC State ... He made a valuable contribution with four points and four rebounds in 18 minutes vs. Saint Mary's ... He played a crucial role in a season-high 28 minutes (BYU career best) at Santa Clara grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds and equaling a season-best four points ... After 12 occasions when he made one steal in a game, Shoff tallied a career-best four thefts against his former team Weber State ... He had a career-best two blocks vs. USC while adding five rebounds and three points in 12 minutes.
Shoff practiced with the team while redshirting due to transfer rules.