Jacob Mann

March 13, 2001


About Athlete

Sport has always been important to me. From an early age I competed in a number of sports, including soccer, rugby, running track, athletics, swimming and boxing. However it was four years ago that I discovered my true passion – American Football. I knew instantly that this was the sport for me, as even when I broke my ankle at this very first session, I refused to be put off, and four months later I was back and starting for my club in the first game of the season. I quickly developed into one of the best receivers in Britain, and my hard work was rewarded when I was named captain for the Great Britain Under-19 team in 2018/19, and ranked the #1 receiver in Great Britain for my age group.

I have a strong academic background with a record of achieving high grades in all of my subjects – including very good grades in GCSEs and A levels, contributing to a high GPA. I will sit my SATs in December, and expect excellent results.

I posses both natural leadership and competitiveness, as well as being extremely coachable, which will make me an extremely valuable asset to whichever college I attend, both on and off the field.


Mander Portman Woodward


Played for Birmingham Bulls U17 2015

Played for Birmingham Lions U17 2016

Captained Birmingham Lions U17 to perfect 12-0 record 2017

Lead 2017 Birmingham Lions U17 in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs

Captained Birmingham Lions U17 team to British national semi final in 2017

U19 German League 2018 south division champion

Played and scored in German 2018 national quarter-final

Played in German national 2018 semi-final

Captained Great Britain U19 team against Holland

Hold the record for the longest reception in Great Britain U19 programme history

Captained Great Britain against France

Captained great Britain against Norway

Named speaking Captain for Birmingham Lions U19 team 2019

Lead 2019 Birmingham lions in yardage and TD receptions

Captained Birmingham Lions to 5-1-1 record 2019

Captained Birmingham Lions to British national semi-final

Will play for U19 Stuttgart Scorpions in 2020

Additional sporting info

Swam at a national level, (a gold and two silver medals at IAPS national swimming championships.)

Boxed at county level

Cross country county runner