Red Sox Minor Leaguer Brandon Jacobs Enjoying Successful Season After Passing Up Football Scholarship to Auburn (Video)

Brandon Jacobs is a familiar name to followers of New England sports. The 30-year-old running back beat the Patriots in two Super Bowls with the Giants before signing with the 49ers this offseason.

But soon, New England fans may have a chance to root for a different Brandon Jacobs — the Red Sox' 21-year-old outfield prospect, who's in the midst of a successful season with the Salem Red Sox of the Carolina League. Through 72 games, Jacobs is hitting .279 with a .334 on-base percentage and a .434 slugging percentage. He's hit seven homers, driven in 42 runs and stolen 12 bases, a year after swiping 30 for Single-A Greenville.

Check out the video above to learn more about the three-sport high school star who turned down a football scholarship to Auburn to pursue his dream of playing in the majors. 

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