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JACOB HOEFFNER - Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Redshirt Freshman
Fort Pierce, Fla.
high school
John Carroll



Joins the Noles as a freshman after starring at John Carroll Catholic in Fort Pierce…was the 2019 Florida 1A state champion in the discus and shot put…a likely candidate for a redshirt, following the same path as former Noles Brandon Tirado and Markindey Sineus, who developed into All-ACC performers and NCAA postseason qualifiers.


Capped a three-year prep career at John Carroll with a monster senior season…posted PBs of 57.71m (189-4) in the discus, 16.33m (53-7) in the shot put and 41.98m (137-8) in the hammer…swept the 1A state titles in the discus and shot put as a senior and was runner-up at the FSU Relays in the discus…his discus PB came at the Cobra Relays and ranked No. 2 among all athletes in Florida and No. 28 nationally…was the 2018 1A state runner-up in both the discus and shot put with junior year PBs of 49.99m and 14.73m, respectively…played two years of football before turning his attention to the throws…a four-year member of the Dean’s List at John Carroll, he graduated in the top-10 of his class…the son of Kevin and Debbie Hoeffner…plans to major in exercise physiology…born Jan. 21, 2001.