Jake Christensen
Personal information
Born: (1986-08-15) August 15, 1986 (age 35)
Lockport, Illinois
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Lockport (IL) Township
Career history

Jake Christensen (born August 15, 1986) is former American football quarterback for the Dresden Monarchs football team in the German Football League. His father is former National Football League veteran Jeff Christensen, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cleveland Browns during his career. Before his playing days at Iowa Hawkeyes, Jake played his high school football at Lockport Township High School.

High school

As a junior at Lockport Township, Christensen gathered first-team all-area, all-conference, and all-state en route to leading his prep team to their second straight Class 8A state title, the first of the 10 year state title streak. As a senior, Christensen earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors and garnered all-American support from USA Today, SuperPrep, Rivals.com, and Parade Magazine. He was also named Illinois Player of the Year by the Champaign News-Gazette. Christensen played in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Collegiate career


Christensen had started the 2008 season as the starter, completing 17 out of 27 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns with one interception in his first two starts. He eventually lost the job to sophomore Ricky Stanzi. Christensen finished the year completing 36 out of 63 passes, for 369 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Hawkeyes finished the year with nine wins and four losses, defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 31-10 in the Outback bowl.


 Iowa   Passing
Season Games Comp-Att Yds Avg TD INT
2006 4 23-35 285 8.1 2 2
2007 12 198-370 2,269 6.0 17 6
2008 7 36-63 396 6.3 2 1
Total 23 257-468 2,950 6.8 21 9

Professional career

In 2010, Christensen played for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League. In 6 games played, Christensen threw for 1685 yards and 14 passing touchdowns against 9 interceptions. [1]


  1. ^ Mike Hlas (August 20, 2010). "The Dresden Monarchs have found a quarterback, and his name is Jake Christensen". www.thegazette.com. The Gazette. Retrieved December 27, 2013.