Jake Molinich, FB, Buffalo
- Ht: 6’1”
- Wt: 250 lbs.
- Hometown: Pittsford, NY
- Born: May 13, 1998
Scouting Report: Physical, smart and instinctive…finishes blocks…gym rat who has the work ethic to meet the expectations of his coaches…overall physical makeup, experience and versatility and to be a traditional Fullback, in-line Tight End or H-back …quintessential blue-collar, lunch-pail type player that championship teams require…played in 57-straight games during his career with 29 starts at Fullback and Tight End.
Redshirt-Fifth Year (2021): Started all 12 games and continued to be an tremendous blocking tight end… named Academic All-MAC… was worked into the offensive game plan for the first time in his career… had two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown on the season… had five catches for 60 yards on the year… scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run against Wagner (9/2)… had a 9-yard touchdown grab at Kent State (10/9)… had a 1-yard touchdown run as well as a 36-yard reception at Akron (10/23).
Senior (2020): Appeared in seven games and made two starts… as a blocking tight end, was a key component in the Bulls’ record-breaking ground game… had a six-yard reception against Miami (OH) (11/10)… nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy – given annually to the top player who started his career as a walk-on.
Junior (2019): Started all 13 games at tight end… though listed as a tight end, was used primarily as a run blocker… did not have a reception or carry on the season.
Sophomore (2018): Appeared in 14 games as a blocking tight end and on special teams… made two starts on the season… started against Kent State (11/6) and Bowling Green (11/23).
Redshirt-Freshman (2017): Played in 11 games primarily on special teams, but was also in the backfield in blocking situations… an Academic All-MAC selection.
Freshman (2016): Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.
High School: Played for his father, Keith, at Pittsford Sutherland High School… earned three letters and was a team captain while playing fullback.