2008 Draddy Award Semifinalist
2008 Conference USA Spirt of Service Award
2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team
2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team
2008 Conference USA All Academic Team
Finished with two solo tackles, including a 9-yard sack, and forced two fumbles during the season opener against Southern... Started on the defensive line against Air Force in Dallas... was the third different position at which he started during his collegiate career... posted two assisted tackles and a quarterback hurry at No. 23 East Carolina... recorded four assisted tackles and broke up a pass against C-USA rival UAB... recorded one tackle for a 3-yard loss against No. 24 Tulsa... recorded two tackles, including an assisted tackle for a loss of a yard, and broke up a pass against C-USA rival UTEP.
Competed in all but the final three games with a pair of starts... started at fullback against C-USA rivals Rice and Tulsa... did not record any rushing attempts but was a vital member of the Cougar offense as a blocking back... lost for the rest of the season after being injured at Tulsa.
One of 34 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record... saw action as fullback, tight end and offensive lineman... earned starts against Conference USA rivals Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP and UCF.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005)
Appeared in his first collegiate game as a reserve against Sam Houston State... came off the bench in the regular-season finale against Rice... also played in reserve role against Tulane at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La.
Sat out as a redshirt.
FRIENDSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Was a member of team that finished 12-1 and was a state quarterfinalist in 2001 ... named FHS Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year ... selected First-Team All-County as a senior ... two-time First-Team All-District selection ... named Sophomore of the Year in 2001 ... threw the shot and discus in track and played basketball ... a Touchdown Club Finalist and a member of the National Honor Society ... also a member of the Spanish Club.
Full name is Thomas Jacob Ebner... born April 14, 1986, in Texas City, Texas ... son of Tommy and Elaine Ebner of Friendswood, Texas ... father played for the Cougars (1977-79)... awarded the 2008 Robert L. Grainger Outstanding Leadership Award... also recruited by TCU, Rice and Hawai'i... enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time... majoring in finance.
Jake Ebner's Career Bests
Tackles: 2, at East Carolina (9-27-08); vs. Southern (8-30-08)
Sacks: 1.0, vs. Southern (8-30-08)
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, done three times; Most recently vs. Tulsa (11-15-08)
Forced Fumbles: 2, vs. Southern (8-30-08)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. UTEP (11-22-08); vs. UAB (10-9-08)