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Lobos Add QB Jake Jensen

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico head football coach Danny Gonzales has announced the signing of Jake Jensen for the 2022 season.  Jensen is a transfer from Contra Costa College with three years of eligibility.

Jensen is a native of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and he joined CCC in 2021 after spending a year at BYU.  With Contra Costa in 2021, Jensen went 155-for-268 (a 57.9 completion percentage) with 22 touchdowns and just nine interceptions as the Comets went 9-1 on the season.  Jensen also added 105 yards on the ground with four touchdowns.

He had his best game in the season finale, throwing for 339 yards (one of two 300-yard games on the season) with four touchdowns and no picks in a 28-19 win over Foothill JC.  Jensen threw for at least one touchdown in nine of his 10 games.

At Pleasant Grove High School he was 144-of-244 (57.8%) as a senior with 2,431 yards and 21 touchdowns with seven interceptions.  Over his three-year career as a starter he threw for 7,423 yards and 61 touchdowns, completing 460 passes.  He also added 16 more touchdowns rushing.

Prior to Contra Costa, he spent a year at BYU, where he did not play during the 2020 season and then he participated in 2021 Spring Ball.  Jensen has also served a two-year LDS Mission to Argentina.