A student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Jacob Podnos is currently pursuing a degree in finance and sports business management. The latter curriculum is a reflection of Jacob Podnos's passion for athletics, which began as a young supporter of the Florida Gators college football team. He has been a particularly avid and enthusiastic follower of former University of Florida standout quarterback Tim Tebow.
In addition to following college and professional football, Jacob Podnos is a fan of soccer and basketball. He played all three sports competitively in high school and still enjoys pick-up basketball games when he has time outside of class. Mr. Podnos incorporates weight lifting into his daily routine and has developed a focus on maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet. He plans to start training for the Marine Corps marathon during his final year of college and has a long-term goal of running a full marathon while in his 20s.
Widely traveled, Jacob Podnos has visited Israel twice, a reflection of his Jewish heritage and faith. He has also traveled throughout Sub-Saharan Africa in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, and to the Mediterranean destinations of Italy, Turkey, and Greece. Having visited Costa Rica in the past, Jacob Podnos has a current goal of traveling to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is preparing for attending the international event through studying Portuguese.