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 Jake La Mar 12
Jake La Mar
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Texas

High School:
Covenant Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
FS

Experience:
3L

2007: A former walk-on, Jake La Mar was rewarded with a scholarship prior to the start of junior season ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 choice by league coaches ... Second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection after earning first-team honors in 2005 and 2006 ... Ranked No. 44 in Big 12 with 5.6 tackles per game ... Tied for third on squad in sacks (3.0), ranked No. 4 in tackles (67) and tied for No. 5 in tackles for loss with 5.5 ... Started season's final three games at rover after Dwain Crawford went down with a broken leg prior to the Texas Tech game and over last three seasons has played in every game (35) for the Bears ... 18 career multi-tackle games include every 2007 outing ... Six tackles (two solos) vs. Oklahoma State in third career start ... Totaled team co-leading eight tackles (three solos) at No. 4 Oklahoma in second start ... Had seven tackles (five solos) vs. Texas Tech in first career start ... Credited with six tackles (five solos) and one pass breakup at Kansas State ... Registered a career-high nine tackles (five solos) and 1.0 tackle for loss at No. 20 Kansas ... Tallied six tackles (one solo), an interception, which he returned 27 yards, and a pass breakup at Texas A&M ... Totaled six tackles (five solos) and 1.0 sack at Buffalo ... Had three tackles (one solo), including a sack, vs. Texas State ... Then-career-best and team-high eight tackles (four solos) vs. Rice with career-high 2.0 tackles for loss and first career sack ... 231 of 655 snaps played came over season's final three games ... Tabbed Bears' Most Improved Defensive Player ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection ... Earned third varsity letter.

2006: Sophomore rover saw action in 12 games, mainly on special teams, to receive second Baylor letter ... Garnered first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors for second consecutive season ... Totaled 13 tackles (seven solos), an interception, one pass breakup and a pair of quarterback hurries ... Credited with a season-high tying three tackles (one solo), one pass breakup and a hurry at Texas Tech ... Recorded first career interception vs. Northwestern State ... Totaled season-high three tackles vs. No. 22 TCU in season opener ... Four multi-tackle games ... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played 357 snaps.

2005: Redshirt freshman saw action in 11 games to earn first Baylor letter, mainly for outstanding work on special teams ... First-team Academic All-Big 12 pick ... Credited with 10 tackles (three solos) on year ... Posted season-high five tackles (one solo) vs. Samford ... Played 135 snaps, 110 on special teams ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll pick.

2004: Joined the program as a walk-on, but sat out the season as a redshirt ... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, Texas ... Four-sport standout earned 14 letters as a prep, four each in track, basketball and baseball, two in football ... As a senior linebacker and running back, earned all-state honors after helping Cougars to a 6-4 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs ... Played quarterback as a junior and led team to an 11-1 record, a district title and a state runner-up finish ... All-state shortstop ... All-district basketball player ... Qualified for state finals in 100- and 200-meters, as well as in the 4x200-meter relay as a senior ... Suma Cum Laude Honor Roll student made mission trips to Chicago and Boston ... National Honor Society member ... Played for coach Steve Turner at the TAPPS 2A school.

Personal: The son of Steve and Rebecca La Mar, Jacob Steven La Mar was born June 10, 1986, in Bedford, Texas ... Both parents are Baylor graduates ... Management major ... Brother, Luke, is a sophomore wide receiver on the Bears' 2008 roster.

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