Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Both Utah and USC are coming off bye weeks.
USC comes to town on Thursday, Oct. 4
UTAH: Was slated to start in 2014 before injuring his knee in spring ball and undergoing surgery ... status for the season is unknown ... also missed the last five games of 2012 with an injury ... has great closing speed when healthy.
2013-Played in nine games with four starts ... played both rover and middle linebacker ... 29th in the NCAA and fourth in the Pac-12 in sacks per game (0.72) ... ninth in the Pac-12 in TFL per game (1.11) ... finished second on the team with 10 TFL and was also second with 6.5 sacks ... 37 total tackles ... three pass breakups ... tied career-high with eight tackles against Arizona State, which included 1.5 sacks ... six tackles against BYU included two sacks ... six tackles (one TFL) against Washington State ... all three tackles against USC were for a loss, including two sacks ... honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 Conference.
2012-Played in seven games with three starts (Arizona State, UCLA and Oregon State) ... missed the remainder of the season with an injury ... 27 tackles (3 TFL) and two pass breakups ... season-high eight tackles against ASU ... seven tackles vs. UCLA included a TFL ... four tackles, one TFL and a pass breakup vs. Oregon State.
2011-Played in seven games, seeing time on both special teams and at linebacker ... seven tackles ... three tackles with a TFL against BYU ... two tackles against UCLA ... member of Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMS).
HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state ... District 21-4A Defensive MVP ... first-team 21-4A all-district ... had 131 tackles as a senior in 2009 ... graduated Cum Laude from Beaumont Central High (Texas) ... won Central High's Presidential Award.
PERSONAL: Son of Carl Hale and the late Donna May Hale ... stepmother Dajuana Hale ... one brother and two sisters ... enjoys reading ... exercise sport science major ... full name is Jacoby Dwayne Hale (pronounced ja-CO-bee) ... born Apr. 21, 1992.