Quick Facts Of Lamar Jackson
Celebrated Name Lamar Jackson Age 22 Years Nick Name Lamar Birth Name Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. Birth Date 1997-01-07 Gender Male Profession Rugby Player Place Of Birth Pompano Beach, Florida Body Build/Type Athletic Birth Nation United States Nationality American Father Lamar Jackson Sr. Mother Felecia Jones High School Boynton Beach High School University University of Louisville Career Start 2018 Marital Status Unmarried Current Club Baltimore Ravens Current City Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Weight 212 lbs (96 kg) Horoscope Capricorn Jersey Number 8 Position Quarterback Sexual Orientation Straight
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American professional football player who is popular by the name Lamar Jackson and plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He plays in the quarterback position and wears shirt number 8. He was selected by the Ravens with the 32nd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville and has earned recognition including Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award. He was also named the Associated Press Player of the Year, Sporting News Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year.
Gossips and Rumors
The 21-years old Louisville star, Lamar Jackson will become the youngest quarterback in NFL history, as he is set for the playoff game for the Ravens against Chargers on Sunday.
He is excited and well deserving as well. He has earned quite a recognition while at Louisville and proved his potential in his rookie season in the NFL.
Best Known For
- He has won Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award in college football.
Early Life of Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson was born on 7 January 1997. His birth name is Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. His father is Lamar Jackson Sr. and his mother is Felecia Jones. His birthplace is Pompano Beach, Florida in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He attended Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach in Florida. He played high school football there. He played two seasons at Boynton Beach High School, where he threw for a total of 31 passing touchdowns, ran for a total of 22 rushing touchdowns.
He enrolled at the University of Louisville to play college football.
Collegiate Career of Lamar Jackson
His performance as a freshman earned him the MVP of the 2015 Music City Bowl. He had completed passing for 227 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for a Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns.
He earned the Walter Camp Award as the player of the year and the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in college football.
He became the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy when he was honored with the award in December 2016.
Besides, national recognition, he also won Adidas High-Performance Male Athlete of the Year of his outstanding sophomore season at Louisville.
Following his junior year, he was named the men’s ACC Athlete of the Year for all conference sports and finished third place in the Heisman voting.
Professional Career of Lamar Jackson
Jackson listed himself for the 2018 NFL Draft. Baltimore Ravens picked him in the first round with the 32nd overall pick, who traded up for the selection with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He made his first regular-season appearance relieving starting quarterback Joe Flacco in the second half against Buffalo Bills in September. He made his first career start against Cincinnati Bengals in November.
His performance against Cleveland Browns helped Ravens to clinch the AFC North title.
Personal Life of Lamar Jackson
He is reportedly single. No information regarding his affairs has surfaced yet. He has maintained his personal life private. Seems like he is more focused on his career. He has also managed to stay away from controversies till date.
Body Features of Lamar Jackson
The 21-year-old Lamar Jackson stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 212 lbs i.e. 96 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has maintained his body well.
Net Worth of Lamar Jackson
The 21-years old has just started his career in the NFL and is a young aspiring footballer. His impressive performance will earn him a fortune in the coming years. As of 2018, his net worth is under review.
Did You Know?
- Rivals.com rated him as a four-star recruit.
- His accumulated quarterback rating was 102.7.
- He is the youngest recipient of the Heisman Trophy award. He was 18-years old then.
- He scored his first career NFL touchdown with a one-yard against the New Orleans Saints in October 2018.
- He was named ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year twice in 2016 and 2017.