Jacobs inducted into Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame
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"When I first heard, I was somewhat surprised," Jacobs told The Expositor. "It took a few days for the news to set in. I'm very happy, very humbled about the induction.
"I'm joining a long list of great players and builders," he said. "To be recognized and honoured like this brings a sense of satisfaction for all the hard work and dedication you put into the game."
The Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs' assistant coach and general manager had a playing career that spanned across the country.
In 1991 and 1992, Jacobs was an all-star and MVP in the West Coast Senior B league for the North Shore Indians and a Major Series Lacrosse Rookie of the Year.
As an assistant captain with the Chiefs, Jacobs helped lead the team to Mann Cups from 1994-96.
He also captured a Presidents Cup with the Kitchener-Waterloo-Kodiaks in 2003.
As a member of the National Lacrosse League's Rochester Knighthawks from 1995-2002, Jacobs won the Champions Cup in 1997.
He is also in the Knighthawks Hall of Fame.
Known as a silent leader in the dressing room, Jacobs playmaking and special teams roles were very inspiring and spoke for itself. It's something he tries to pass on to the younger generation now.
Jacobs says that the spiritual essence of lacrosse is a gift, honouring those who played before him and those that follow. In his roles with the Chiefs, Iroquois Nationals and any other team, he encourages his players to compete with passion and give heart to the game.