2012 (JUNIOR): Appeared in seven games, starting in three ... recorded three receptions for 67 yards against Miami (Sept. 1) ... scored first career touchdown - a 15-yeard reception - in the team's 41-32 season-opening home loss to Miami; also registered a career-long 36-yard reception against the Hurricanes ... registered one reception for two yards against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 12 games ... changed positions from linebacker to fullback ... had two special teams' tackles on the season ... made one vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 24) and had a solo tackle at Maryland (Oct. 29).
2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Recorded first career appearance against Weber State in the season opener.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Class 7A All-State honors from the Illinois High School Coaches Association ... gained Pioneer Press Lake Shore Defensive Player of the Year as a senior safety at Carmel Catholic ... captured 2008 East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference honors ... was a 2008 Daily Herald All-Area selection ... made 92 tackles, including 61 solo stops, as a senior; also registered five tackles for loss and four interceptions ... led the Corsairs to a 10-2 mark in 2008 ... was 2008 team co-captain ... a two-year starting safety, he totaled 62 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... played for head coach Andy Bitto.
PERSONAL: Jacob Ryan Sinkovec, born February 18, 1991 ... earned a bachelor's degree in marketing in May 2013 ... is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from the Carroll Graduate School of Management... is the recipient of The John J. Connor '44 Continuing Education Fund ... Jake is the third of Marjorie and James Sinkovec's four childen; has two older brothers and one younger sister.