Jacobs coached Westminster's program from 1971-78 and then became a realtor in the Salt Lake Valley. He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation in 2006.
Born in Los Angeles, Jacobs was a senior fullback for the 1964 Utah team that beat West Virginia 32-6 in the Liberty Bowl, staged in Atlantic City, N.J., as the first indoor bowl game.
Jacobs was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and played mostly on special teams as a rookie for the NFL champions. Led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the Packers beat Cleveland in the title game the year before the Super Bowl was created. Jacobs then was traded to the New York Giants.
"If I've got any claim to fame, it's that I played for Vince Lombardi," Jacobs said in a 2011 Tribune interview. He described the coach as "the only person that really terrified me."