Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#33 Jake Fischer
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 221
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oro Valley, Ariz.
High School: Ironwood Ridge HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012: Started and played in 13 games middle linebacker ... All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Pac-12 First-Team All-Academic ... Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Toledo game ... Wildcat team leader in tackles with 119 (76 solo and 43 assisted) ... Averaged 9.15 tackles per game ... Third on the team in TFL with 6.5 for 16 yards ... Forced three and recovered four fumbles ... Also broke up three passes ... Had career-high 14 tackles in the 59-38 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State.

2011: Redshirted the season with a knee injury.

2010: Played in 13 and started nine games at linebacker ... Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic ... Named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week after a 29-yard run on fake punt at UCLA ... Finished the season with 40 solo and 18 assisted tackles for a total of 58 stops ... Logged 7.5 tackles for a loss of 22 yards and 2.0 sacks for a loss of 11 yards ... Stat line also included two passes broken up and one fumble recovery.

2009: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman ... Had seven tackles (six solo, one assisted) while playing predominantly on special teams.

High School: Arizona Football Coaches' Association Class 5A Second-Team All-State ... PrepStar All-West ... Arizona Republic All-5A Second-Team honors as a linebacker for head coach Gary Minor ... 24 carries for 216 yards in the playoffs against Sunnyside ... Nighthawks made the 5A Division II state semifinals and had a 10-3 finish ... Named the 5A Southern II All-Region Defensive MVP by the coaches in 2008, first-team defense, second-team offense ... 2007 All-Southern Arizona by the Arizona Daily Star.

Personal: Son of Brett and Sue Fischer ... Majoring in marketing.

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