Jacob Poston is a 6-1, 260-pound senior at Stephenville High School who is the starting center for the Yellow Jackets football team.
As a junior last year, Poston earned first-team all-district football honors and helped the team reach the Class 4A Division II state semifinals with a 12-3 record.
Poston was also named honorable mention Class 4A all-state by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors.
He helped open holes for the 2017 team that featured Krece Nowak rushing for 1,793 yards, and protected 3,000-yard passer Easton Jones.
Poston was also named by the Abilene Reporter-News to its Class 4A-6A All-Big Country football second team on offense.
He has also been a member of the SHS powerlifting team the past two years.
The E-T had a chance to meet with Jacob recently for five questions, and here are his answers:
E-T: What is your second-favorite sport, behind football?
Jacob: “Probably baseball. I grew up playing baseball (first base and third base). I quit playing my sophomore year (after a shoulder injury and surgery).”
E-T: Do you have college plans?
Jacob: “I’ve been on a few visits, to ACU (Abilene Christian University) and Incarnate Word. I’m keeping my eyes open, trying to get a scholarship.”
E-T: Do you know what your major will be?
Jacob: “I want to go into business and marketing. I’m good with numbers. I’m planning on either going the business route, or I wanted to be a firefighter/EMS in Fort Worth, and be a sales rep on the side.”
E-T: Do you set goals for yourself in football?
Jacob: “I try to do my best, and I want to grade out the highest each week and play to my potential. If we win the game, that’s all that matters.”
E-T: What do you like to do away from school and sports?
Jacob: “I like hanging out with friends, and I like to go fishing on the weekends. Usually bass fishing.”