2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2015 Most Improved Tight End of the Spring
2014 Co-Freshman Offensive Player of the Spring
Fifth-year senior tight end who came to Carolina as a walk-on, earned a scholarship and has developed into a regular contributor... used primarily as a blocker throughout his career, but has also shown excellent hands... has made seven starts among 31 career appearances over the past three seasons for the Garnet & Black with 15 receptions.
2017: Junior tight end who played in all 13 games, making three starts... got the starting nod against NC State, Louisiana Tech and Tennessee... logged career bests with six catches and with 68 receiving yards on the season... matched his single-game high with two receptions at Tennessee... also had catches against Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Wofford and Florida... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... placed on scholarship for the first time in the spring.
2016: Played in all 13 games, with a start at Mississippi State... had five receptions for 52 yards... caught one pass for 10 yards at MSU... caught two passes in South Carolina's win over East Carolina... had a career-long 29 yard reception at Kentucky... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Walk-on tight end who worked his way into the rotation early in the season... appeared in five games, making three starts... had four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown... made his debut against Kentucky and caught one pass for seven yards... added a 10-yard reception at Georgia... earned a start in a two-tight end formation against UCF and responded with a pair of catches for 21 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown catch... also started at LSU... did not play after the coaching change... named the Most Improved Tight End at the 2015 spring game.
2014: Enrolled at South Carolina in January... shared Freshman Offensive Player of the Spring honors with Connor Mitch... redshirted in his first year.
2013: Spent the fall at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy where he was listed as a tight end, wide receiver, punter and placekicker on the post-graduate roster... coached by John Shuman... caught over 20 passes and a pair of touchdowns... also considered walking-on at Penn State and had scholarship offers from Southern Miss and Temple before electing to join the Gamecocks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cardinal Newman in Columbia, S.C... coached by Brannon Tidwell... had walk-on offers from South Carolina and Georgia as a punter out of high school.
PERSONAL: Jacob Joseph August was born July 4, 1995... a marketing major.
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