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Jake Benzinger
Jake  Benzinger

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Williamston, MA

High School:
Mt. Greylock

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 295

Position:
OL

09/09/2017

Wake Forest at Boston College

Wake Forest at Boston College - Sept. 9, 2017

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Started all 13 games at right tackle and was an instrumental part of the line that allowed Wake Forest to set school records for total offense yards, passing yards and points in a season while finishing 33rd in the country in sacks allowed ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Played a season-high 97 snaps in the Belk Bowl win over Texas A&M (12/29) ... On the field for 987 snaps, tied for the most on the team among offensive linemen ... Played a team-high 68 snaps vs. Presbyterian in the season-opener (8/31) ... Was instrumental in helping the Deacon rushing attack average a school record 4.57 yards per carry.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Saw his first college action with 13 snaps at left tackle at Duke (9/10) ... Made his first career start vs. Delaware, spelling Justin Herron who was nursing a sprained ankle ... On the field for 103 snaps on the season ... Saw a season-high 47 snaps vs. Delaware ... Earned his first varsity letter.

2015 (True Freshman)
Redshirted.

High School
Served as a team captain as a senior ... A First Team All-Berkshire selection as a senior ... Also named to the All-Western Massachusetts team as a senior ... Three-year starter on the offensive line ... A standout basketball and baseball player ... Led the basketball team to the state quarterfinals as a junior ... Comes from a program that went undefeated during a 33-game stretch from 2009-2012 and won three consecutive Western Massachusetts Super Bowl titles from 2010-2012 ... Coached by Shawn Flaherty ... As a high school senior, also played baseball where he hit .368 with nine doubles and 25 RBIs ... Averaged 8.3 PPG in basketball as a HS senior.

Personal
Son of John and Janice Benzinger ... Father was an All-Yankee Conference selection at UMass in 1986 and saw time with the New England Patriots ... Born Jan. 30, 1997.

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