Lamar Jackson

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Lamar Jackson
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Jackson playing with the Ravens on October 4, 2020
No. 8 – Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-07) January 7, 1997 (age 26)
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Boynton Beach Community (Boynton Beach, Florida)
College:Louisville (2015–2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
  • Most single-season rushing yards by a quarterback: 1,206 (2019)
  • Most single-season rushing attempts by a quarterback: 176 (2019)
  • Most 1,000-yard rushing seasons by a quarterback: 2 (2019, 2020)
  • Most games with a perfect passer rating in the same season (he is tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)
  • Most games with 100 rushing yards by a quarterback: 12
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2023
Passing attempts:1,710
Passing completions:1,096
Completion percentage:64.1%
Passing yards:12,615
Passer rating:96.8
Rushing yards:4,529
Rushing touchdowns:24
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback. He plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football with the Louisville Cardinals and was a Heisman Trophy winner.

In 2019, he was voted as the Most Valuable Player with 50 out of 50 votes. He became the second person after Tom Brady in 2010 to become the unanimous MVP.[1]

College[change | change source]

He was recruited out of Boynton Beach High School as a three-year recruit by ESPN and a four-star recruit by[2][3]

Jackson started his career by playing college football at University of Louisville for the Cardinals. He led the Cardinals to a 27-21 win over the Texas A&M Aggies to win the 2015 Music City Bowl. He would be named MVP of the game.[4]

On December 10, 2016, Jackson won the 2016 Heisman Trophy, beating Deshaun Watson, Dede Westbrook, Jabrill Peppers, and Baker Mayfield. He was the first Cardinal to win the trophy and was also the youngest winner.[5]

Jackson was also third in the 2017 Heisman Trophy voting, finishing behind Bryce Love and winner Baker Mayfield.[6]

He was named the men's ACC Athlete of the Year in 2017.[7]

On January 5, 2018, Jackson said that he was going to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[8]

NFL[change | change source]

On April 26, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens traded a second and fourth round pick in the draft and a second round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for their first and fourth round picks. With the newly acquired 32nd pick, the Ravens drafted Jackson.[9]

After Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco injured his hip in a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens announced that Jackson would be the starting quarterback.[10]

On April 27, 2023, Jackson signed a five-year; $260 million contract with $185 million guaranteed. This was the largest contract in NFL history at the time of signing.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lamar Jackson Wins 2019 MVP By Unanimous Vote". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved September 17, 2023.
  2. "Lamar Jackson Recruiting Profile". ESPN. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  3. "Lamar Jackson Recruiting Profile". Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  4. "Louisville, Mississippi St. seek high note in Music City Bowl". theScore. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  5. "Lamar Jackson of Louisville Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy". theScore. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  6. "Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy". National Football League. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  7. "Louisville's Jackson, Notre Dame's Ogunbowale Voted ACC Athletes of the Year". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  8. "Louisville QB Lamar Jackson intends to enter 2018 NFL Draft". National Football League. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  9. "Ravens pull off a steal by trading to take Lamar Jackson on final pick of first round". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  10. "QB Lamar Jackson to continue to start for Ravens". ESPN. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  11. "Lamar Jackson Wins 2019 MVP By Unanimous Vote". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved September 17, 2023.

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