Lamar Jackson - Bio, Net Worth, Height, Current Team, Age, Affair
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American footballer 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. Jackson 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. Also, he was named the Associated Press Player of the Year, Sporting News Player of the Year, and ACC Athlete of the Year.
Gossips and Rumors about Lamar Jackson
The 25-years old Louisville star, Lamar Jackson will become the youngest quarterback in NFL history, as he is set for the playoff game for the;e Ravens against the Chargers on Sunday.
He is excited and well-deserving as well. He has earned quite a lot of recognition while at Louisville and proved his potential in his rookie season in the NFL.
What is Lamar Jackson Famous For?
- He has won Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award in college football.
Where was Lamar Jackson born?
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.
Jackson's birthplace is in Pompano Beach, Florida the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Additionally, he attended Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach in Florida, and played high school football there. Also, he played two seasons at Boynton Beach High School, where he threw for a total of 31 passing touchdowns, and ran for a total of 22 rushing touchdowns. Later on, he enrolled at the University of Louisville to play college football.
The Career Highlights of Lamar Jackson
Collegiate Career of Lamar Jackson
- Jackson's 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.
- Jackson 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.
- In 2019, Jackson set career highs with 324 yards and five touchdowns in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, going 17 of 20 for a perfect passer rating and became the youngest quarterback to do so in the 59-10 road win. Through these efforts, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
- Additionally, Jackson was named to his second 2021 Pro Bowl after the first coming off his unanimous MVP season.
Who is Lamar Jackson's girlfriend?
Lamar Jackson is dating Jamie Taylor. The pair have been dating since his college days at the University of Louisville. However, there isn't detailed information available on their relationship because Jackson has maintained his personal life private and keeps his personal life out of the spotlight. Currently, he is more focused on his career and has also managed to stay away from controversies to date.
How tall is Lamar Jackson?
Football player, Lamar Jackson stands at a tall 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. Jackson has an athletic body build and has maintained his body well. Though his other physical characteristics including body measurements, hair, and eye color are unknown.
What is the Net Worth of Lamar Jackson?
The 25-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. Presently, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million.
Trivias About Lamar Jackson You Need To 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.