|A two-year starter at the University of Pittsburgh, Jake surfaced as one of the Panthers' top receivers during his two-year stay at Pittsburgh. In his senior season, Hoffart led the Panthers in receptions (64) and finished second on the team in reception yards (731) while scoring eight touchdowns. He also returned 2 kicks for 35 yards and finished third on the team with 766 all purpose yards. In his first season as a Panther, Jake made 39 catches for 667 yards and five touchdowns. Hoffart began his collegiate career at Sacramento College and later transferred to Pacific University before attending Pittsburgh.