Moving from safety to wide receiver during the 2013 season gave Jake Kiley the opportunity to bolster the depth at wide receiver. With two-time Big Ten Receiver-of-the-Year Allen Robinson and Brandon Felder moving on from the receiving corps, experience and finding playmakers will be key this season. Kiley is looking forward to using his skills, speed and instincts to challenge for playing time in the rotation this fall. Coached by his father, Edward, at New Hampton School in New Hampshire, Kiley was a strong contributor on the scout team defense in 2012 during his redshirt season before making the switch to the offense last fall. He is among the growing number of Nittany Lions from New England, joining D.J. Crook, Malik Golden and freshman Johnathan Thomas, all of whom have arrived on campus since 2012.
2013 (Sophomore Season)
Kiley moved from safety to wide receiver mid-way through the season, but did not see any action.
2012 (Freshman Season)
Kiley was selected the New England Private School Athletic Conference Class C Player-of-the-Year at New Hampton School. As a senior, he was New Hampshire's No. 1 prospect. Playing defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver, Kiley was a three-time All-New England Class C selection and a two-time Evergreen League Most Valuable Player. He recorded 17 interceptions and 127 tackles in his career. Kiley also accounted for 40 career touchdowns: 22 rushing, 12 passing, five receiving and one return. He also lettered in basketball, golf and lacrosse.
Full name is Jacob Kiley. He is the son of Edward and Carrie Kiley, and has a sister, Madison. His father played football at Springfield College and is the head coach at New Hampton School. Kiley enjoys spending time with his family and watching movies. He is interested in becoming a lawyer. Born February 21, 1994 in Concord, N.H.