Jake Kuresa

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Jake Kuresa

Postby hawkwing » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:52 pm

Current Position: OL
Current Team: New Orleans Saints

Position at BYU: OL
Years at BYU: 2003 - 2006

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Offensive Line
6-4, 330,
Millville, UT / Mountain Crest HS

SUMMARY: Iron man offensive lineman who played in all 48 games of his collegiate career, starting 47 games ... played every offensive line position in his senior year alone ... switched from defensive line to offensive line during his redshirt season ... two-time All-Mountain West Conference performer. SENIOR - (2006): A First-Team All-MWC performer ... named Sports Illustrated.com All-America Honorable Mention ... started all 13 games ... offensive line captain ... credited with 96 knock-downs on the season ... allowed just 1.5 sacks on the season ... did not allow a single sack against MWC opponents ... anchored an offensive line that helped produce an average of 465.46 yards per game (fourth in the nation)... provided protection for a passing offense that averaged 323.5 yards per game ... part of an offensive line that gave up just 15 sacks on the season ... team averaged 36.8 points per game ... an 2006 Outland Trophy candidate ... listed as a preseason All-Mountain West selection by Athlon, Blue Ribbon and Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

JUNIOR - (2005): Earned letterman honors as a junior ... played in 12 games and started 11 ... earned second-team All-MWC honors ... helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 33.0 points per game, second in the MWC, and 462.4 total yards per game, second in the MWC and 13th in the nation, including 152.3 yards rushing and 310.1 yards passing ... selected as a preseason candidate for the 2005 Outland Trophy ... a 2005 Preseason Mountain West All-Conference selection ... a Street & Smith's Preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... named preseason first-team All-Mountain West by Lindy's Football Annuals, Street & Smith's and Blue Ribbon Yearbook/ESPN.com ... named preseason second-team All-MWC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview College Football Preview and Athlon Sports ... named the league's "best pass blocker" by Lindy's Football Annuals ... named one of the nation's top offensive tackles by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... participated in spring drills.

SOPHOMORE - (2004): Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... started all 11 games for the Cougars at right tackle ... helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 24.3 points, 105.8 yards rushing and 279.5 yards passing per game ... entered the season as the starter at right tackle ... participated in spring drills.

FRESHMAN - (2003): Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... started in all 12 games for the Cougars ... saw action at both guard and tackle ... provided pass protection for the BYU offense which racked up a game-high 359 total net yards, including 313 yards passing against third-ranked USC ... named Offensive Lineman of the game ... started in his first-ever game in the Cougars' 24-13 victory over Georgia Tech ... praised by coaches for his first collegiate performance at guard ... earned Offensive Lineman of the game honors for the Stanford game Wyoming and Notre Dame ... participated in spring drills.

REDSHIRT - (2002): Moved to offensive tackle from defensive tackle after teammate Ben Archibald was lost for the season prior to the season-opener ... redshirted as a true freshman.

Before BYU
A four-year letterwinner ... listed as a top-five defensive line prospect in the nation ... the 13th ranked player in the Midland region by Superprep Magazine ... led Mountain Crest to a state championship as a senior ... twice earned All-State First-Team honors ... a three time all-region selection ... earned Student Sports Magazine All-American honors as a junior and senior ... listed as a Rivals.com top-100 prospect ... earned PrepStar Magazine All-America honors ... a three time All-Cache Valley selection ... a four-year letterwinner in basketball ... earned all-region honors as a junior in basketball ... recruited by USC, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Penn State, and Miami.

A native of Millville, Utah ... parents are David and Susanne Kuresa ... listed on the Honor Roll at Mountain Crest HS ... married to Robyn Peterson.
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