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February 2, 2003Jacob Tamme, Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-5, 205, Fr-HS, Danville, Ky. (Boyle County)
Rangy wideout and defensive back who has a great instinct for the football ... First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal when he nabbed 46 passes for 797 yards, a 17.3-yard average, and 13 touchdowns ... A finalist for "Mr. Football" in Kentucky ... Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" top-22 seniors in Kentucky ... Four-year letterman was a three-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback for Boyle County, which won four consecutive state championships, two in Class AA and two in Class AAA, and had a sterling 58-2 record over those four seasons ... Named Most Valuable Player of the state championship games as both a junior and senior ... Career totals include 97 receptions for 1,866 yards, a 19.2-yard average, and 32 touchdowns ... Intercepted 23 passes on defense, including two returns for touchdowns ... Returned 25 punts for 395 yards, a 15.8-yard average, and two touchdowns ... Chosen All-Southeast Region, one of the top-75 wide receivers in the nation, and the No. 7 overall prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com/PrepStar magazine ... The No. 8 prospect in the state according to SuperPrep ... "A great football player with great skills, Jacob also is a great leader. That's what separates him from the rest," Boyle County coach Chuck Smith said ... Also a standout baseball player who plans to play that sport in college as well ... An indication of his quickness and good hands is the fact that he plays shortstop, a very unusual position for a person with his height ... Batted .475 as a junior and played in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game for high school juniors ... Multi-sport star is an all-region performer in basketball ... Very active in school activities, he is a member of the student council and Beta Club ... Editor of the school newspaper ... In picking Kentucky, he turned down Northwestern, Louisville, West Virginia, and Indiana.