Jordan Guskey, Muncie Star Press
Aug. 11, 2019
MUNCIE, Ind. - Jacob White is talking after an early-August practice about a day “many moons ago,” when his football career first began at Ball State. He’s talking about a slip of paper, and the two words he scribbled on it - a nickname he was asked to reveal.
So much has changed since White joined the program in 2015. There’s head coach Mike Neu, who took charge of the program one year after the now-redshirt senior linebacker arrived. There’s White’s hair, which he dyed red for his final fall camp with the Cardinals. But that wild boar nickname has endured.
Even if players and coaches around the program don’t know its origin, they agree it fits.
However, that moniker he earned as a pee-wee football player, one who just liked hitting people and had no regard for his ... READ FULL STORY