LB Jack Kiser

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LB JACK KISER, 6-1, 205; ROYAL CENTER (IND.) PIONEER

Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 37 OLB. 

247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 13 OLB, No. 191 overall. 

Notable numbers: 159 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, seven interceptions, nine pass breakups, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns; 1,183 yards and 18 touchdowns with two interceptions on 62-of-94 passing; 177 carries for 2,109 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior. 

Birthday: Sept. 10, 2000.

First scholarship offer: Iowa.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “Probably after I got done talking with coach (Clark) Lea in early June. Right after the state track meet, I got done talking with coach Lea, and I realized that was the coach I wanted to play for.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Sociable.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “The traveling. Just driving from university to university was a pain.”

Best player I’ve played against: Four-star WR David Bell.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: "QB1: Beyond the Lights."

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Firework” — Katy Perry.

Dream job (other than the NFL): NFL general manager. “Just being a part of that business, playing Madden, doing fantasy drafts on Madden, getting the best players and doing all the best trades and everything.”

NFL comparison: Vikings S Harrison Smith.

Expectations for my freshman season: “Earn my role on the team and hopefully see the field.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Going back-to-back as state champions.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: “Originally I’m a Nike guy, but I’m going to have to become an Under Armour guy, right?”

What was the first position you played in football? Tailback.

What’s your best sport other than football? Track.

Sports idol: Bo Jackson.

Preferred social media: Instagram.

Favorite musician/band: Imagine Dragons.

Celebrity crush: Selena Gomez.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Three or four.”

Most used emoji: 

How many pets do you have? Zero.

LB Jack Kiser.