As a Junior (2013): Appeared in 12 games primarily on special teams.
As a Sophomore (2012): Served as a reserve offensive lineman … member of the scout team offense.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): Played in all 12 games as a reserve tackle and special teams performer … helped the offense rank third in the ACC in rushing (169.3 yards per game) and fourth in fewest sacks allowed (1.4 pg) … a regular on the PAT/FG team.
As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted.
At American Heritage High School: A versatile, two-way player … started at offensive tackle and defensive end … helped the Patriots to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the region final as a senior … led the team in fumble recoveries as a junior and senior … also blocked kicks in both seasons … played in the 2009 Florida North-South All-Star game … also participated in basketball, track and field, volleyball and baseball … had a number of scholarship offers in basketball … also considered Duke and Syracuse … coached by Byron Walker.
Personal: Born in Hollywood, Fla. … parents are Jim and Kathy Wheeler … first name is Jacob … nickname is Big Wheels … brother, Jared, played at Miami and is currently a member of the Carolina Panthers … completed a degree in American studies and working towards a degree in Aftrican American studies.