Lamar Jackson is one of the youngest and most successful American football players. He’s quite a respected and famous player. With his outstanding performance, he attracted the attention of all fans. Lamar finished 32nd overall in the National Football League and played for the Baltimore Ravens. He also has his own clothing line, where he deals in sportswear and necessary tools.
Lamar Jackson was born on January 17, 1997 and grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America. His father’s name is Lamar Sr., he died in a car accident when Lamar was young and was raised by his mother, Felicia Jones. He grew up in an economically troubled community. In his sophomore year, he attended Santaluces Community High School.
He was later posted to Boynton Beach Community High School in Florida from where he began his football career under his coach named Rick Swain. For his advanced studies, he attended the University of Louisville and continued to play football.
Lamar Jackson career
Jackson’s career started while he was in high school, as it was during that time that he set the best record. He played 16 games at Boynton Beach, where he rushed for 1,624 yards and 22 touchdowns, threw 2,263 yards for 31 touchdowns, and had a 102.7 accumulated quarterback rating.
After his outstanding performance, he was named Lou Groza for the 2014 Palm Beach Country High School Player. He also received many recruitment opportunities from other famous universities as he has a 4 star rating. The University of Louisville was the college he chose to go to when head coach “Bobby Petrino” promised his mother he would play quarterback.
He made the decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft and was selected 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens. During NFL scouting, he declined to participate in running drills such as 40-yard, 10-yard split, 20-yard split, and many others. Lamar Jackson made his debut playing and winning against the Buffalo Bills.
He helped his team defeat the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16 by completing 12 with power, 22 passes for 204 yards and a 22-10 touchdown. In 2019, he became the non-animated NFL MVP with a total of 36 touchdown passes and an 81-10 quarterback rating, as well as leading rushers with an average 6.9 yards per carry.
During that season, he became the first player with 43 total touchdowns and a 9.0 passing touchdown percentage. He finished the season with 31 of 59 passes for 365 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. He has also rushed for 143 yards 20 times and was the first player to throw for more than 300 yards and charge for more than 100 yards in a playoff game. Overall, he scored 500 yards of offense alone. His outstanding performance made him the youngest NFL quarterback in history to play a Pro Bowl game.
In the 2020 season he played against the Cleveland Browns and went 20 for 25 for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns at Raven and it was a win for them. He was then voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week. In addition to his American football career, he has also appeared on various shows such as Family Feud and commercials such as Government Employee Insurance Company and Pizza Hut.
Lamar was a cover athlete in a video game called Madden NFL 21 by EA Sports. In 2019 he founded his first sportswear retailer Fanatics announced that all of its stock had been sold. Lamar Jackson also gifted Pope Francis a Ravens jersey. In 2018, Lamar launched his own line of sportswear called Era 8 Apparel. He later signed a contract with Oakley Inc. in August 2020 to manufacture sunglasses, sports goggles and football helmet visors.
Awards and Nominations
Since he was already the best player, he has also won many awards and has been nominated as well. In 2018 he was ACC Athlete of the Year. He was also the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2019 and also received the Bert Bell Award. He was also ranked #1 on the NFL Top 100.
In 2016 he received the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and also the Walter Camp Award. According to Sporting News, he was named Player of the Year in 2016. He was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Year in the 2019 Kanas City Committee of 101 Awards. Lamar was also a First Team All-Pro in 2019. He won twice in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Player of the Year and also for Offensive Player of the Year. His overall court score in 2017 was 5261.
He does a lot of charity work and donates his money to charity. The charity addresses student nutrition in Louisville every day. He recently donated $250,000, he makes money from various performances.
Lamar Jackson Biography
|Real name||Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr.|
|Date of birth||January 7, 1997|
|Age (as of 2022)||25 years|
|Place of birth||Pompano Beach, Florida, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 2” – in centimeters – 188cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 96kg – in pounds – 212 pounds|
|bust size||43 inches|
|waist size||36 inches|
|bicep size||16 inches|
|shoe size||12 (USA)|
Lamar Jackson Family
|Father||Lamar Jackson Sr.|
|school||Boynton High School|
|University||University of Louisville|
|Is he gay?||no|
He is currently dating Jamie Taylor. There is no information about Jamie’s occupation. Also, Lamar prefers to keep his private life private and is very sneaky.
Lamar Jackson Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as he earns from his football career, gigs and his business dealing in sportswear and necessary equipment.
Facts About Lamar Jackson
- The day his father was in a car accident was the day his grandmother also died.
- Lamar played at Pop Warner Football in the same league in Florida as Raven’s famous player, Marquise Brown.
- He also shared his pre-game meal details, namely Shrimp Alfredo Pasta.
- Jackson was the fastest quarterback in game history.
- When he was 8 years old, his first quarterback coach said he could throw a football 20 yards.
- Lamar gave Pope Francis one of his Ravens jerseys.
- He is active on social media, with 2.7 million fans following him on Instagram and 755.7 thousand fans following his Twitter account.