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2020 Player Profiles: Jakob Burlein – Honesdale @HHSHornets_FB

Written by: on Saturday, June 27th, 2020


Jakob Burlein
Year 2020-21
School Honesdale
Positions(s) Linebacker, Guard
Jersey # 55
Ht 5’10
Wt 190
2019 stats: 67 tackles, 21 assists, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 fumble recovery

Other Sports:
Track and Field, Boxing

Any awards you’ve won: all-academic Gold Team 2018 and 2019 seasons

Why do you play football?
Simple. I love the sport

Who is your favorite sports star and why?
Luke Kuechly, he is not only one of the greatest linebackers but also stood out academically.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
My favorite play that I can remember took place on my sophomore year in a JV game against Wallenpaupack in which I made the hardest hit I have ever made, literally knocking the running back unconscious.

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
The 2016 Pennstate vs. Ohiostate white out game, Pennstate pulled off the upset with a blocked field goal.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
Pittsburgh Steelers

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
I would love to play ice hockey.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Tackling the quarterback several seconds after the whistle was blown because I didn’t apparently didn’t hear the whistle.

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
Usually when I’m not doing something sports related I will be using my time to do my abundant homework.

What is your favorite play to run?
And X style A gap blitz.

What scares you the most?
What’s scares me the most in is getting a severe concussion. Being in the top 1% of my class academics are my priority and getting a head injury that would compromise that is my biggest fear.

Music of choice:
In the Air Tonight- Phil Collins

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