Meet Your New Vikings: CB Jacob Lacey

Posted May 23, 2013

Jacob Lacey

On the same day the Vikings signed Lawrence Jackson to add competition to the defensive line, the Vikings also signed another former Detroit Lions defender to spice up the competition in the back end of the defense.

Jacob Lacey was added to the Vikings secondary on April 29, and the former Indianapolis Colt and Lion will battle for a job within the Vikings secondary this offseason and, presumably, during training camp later this summer. While Jackson comes to the Vikings with a 1st-round pedigree out of a football powerhouse (USC), Lacey has carved his niche in the NFL despite entering the League as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.

Here’s a quick look at one of the Vikings newest cornerbacks…

Measures In: 5-10, 183
Age: 25
Hometown: Garland, TX
Jersey: #26
Pedigree: Undrafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2009, signed by Indianapolis Colts College Production: Played in 49 games over 4 years, including 10 as a true freshman; 7 INTs
NFL Profile: Signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and played 3 seasons there, with 43 games and 27 starts to his credit; signed with Detroit in March ’12 and recorded 1 INT in 11 games/9 starts.
Fun Fact: Had his 1st career INT and 1st TD on the same play when he intercepted a Marc Bulger pass and returned it 35 yards for the score.