“Former Yelm High running back Jacob Swilley, who is now the starter at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.”
Photo credit: Christopher Sabato
– “Former Yelm High running back Jacob Swilley finding right path at Willamette”
“Jacob Swilley is exactly where he wants to be — finally.
He’s playing football at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, as a redshirt junior. And he’s starting at running back.
‘Starting off, it was just getting into the rhythm of things,’ Swilley said. ‘I didn’t feel like I was on my own. I felt like I fit in and was finally in a good situation.’
Swilley, a Yelm High School graduate, transferred from Central Washington University last season. He initially decided to commit to Central — a Division II school — over Willamette, which plays at the Division III level in the Northwest Conference against Pacific Lutheran and University of Puget Sound, among others,” quoting Lauren Smith, The Olympian.