Ex-BGSU Standout Jacobs Starring in PAFL
It may be far from the national spotlight, but former Bowling Green star quarterback Omar Jacobs is still experiencing success on the gridiron.
Now 29, Jacobs recently led the Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks to an undefeated season and a 35–15 victory over the West Texas Drillers in the Professional American Football League (PAFL) championship game on June 9th.
Prior to joining the Nighthawks this past season, Jacobs — a fifth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2006 NFL Draft — had spent time in the NFL, the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) and the AFL. While with the AIFA’s Florence (SC) Phantoms in 2008, he earned league MVP honors as well as game MVP honors in that year’s AIFA Championship Bowl II.
At Bowling Green, Jacobs put up video game-like stats for the Falcons in his two seasons as the starter. In 2004, he threw for 4,002 yards while leading the FBS in touchdown passes (41). During an injury-plagued season the following year, he threw for another 25 TDs and was a Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist. He still holds the school record for career TD passes (71).