Josh Jacobs Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Josh Jacobs Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 100 kg
Date of Birth February 11, 1998
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Girlfriend Joy Gentry

Josh Jacobs is an American professional football player who has played as a running back for the Las Vegas Raiders in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the team in the very first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and his stellar performances in his debut season had earned him a place in the year’s ‘PFWA All-Rookie Team’, an honorary team annually picked by the sportswriters of the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA) to recognize that season’s most outstanding young talent. Before joining the NFL, he had played college football for Alabama Crimson Tide, representing The University of Alabama. With the team, he had won the College Football Playoff National Championship (CFPNC) in 2017 and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship in both 2016 and 2018. In the latter year, he had been named the ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player) in the SEC Championship Game after rushing for 83 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Born Name

Joshua Jacobs

Nick Name

Josh

Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018
Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018 (Josh Jacobs / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Residence

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Josh had attended the McLain High School of Science and Technology in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had then joined The University of Alabama in 2016 and played college football there until 2018, his junior year.

Occupation

Professional American Football Player

Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019
Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2019 (Josh Jacobs / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Marty Jacobs
  • Mother – Lachelle Jacobs
  • Siblings – Marty Jacobs, Jr. (Younger Brother), Shaleya Jacobs (Older Sister), Isaiah Jacobs (Younger Brother) (American Football Player). He has 1 other sibling.

Position

Running Back

Jersey Number

28 – Las Vegas Raiders

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

100 kg or 220.5 lbs

Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019
Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019 (Josh Jacobs / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Josh has dated –

  1. Joy Gentry (2016–Present)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Sports a trimmed goatee
  • Has a tattoo on his right forearm

Religion

Christianity

Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Josh Jacobs as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Josh Jacobs / Instagram)

Josh Jacobs Facts

  1. He had endured a rough childhood, emotionally and financially. His parents got divorced when he was 8 years old and he had moved in with his father into a tiny room, due to financial constraints, while his siblings started staying with his mother.
  2. There was also a time in middle school when he was homeless and would live with his father in a car. His father eventually gained custody of all his children and they had moved into a small, 2-bedroom apartment. In January 2020, to acknowledge his father’s sacrifices, he had gifted him a new house in Oklahoma.
  3. In his sophomore year in college, 2017, he had recorded 284 yards on 46 carries with 1 touchdown. It was only after the season had ended that it was revealed that Josh had been playing on with a broken ankle for most of the season.
  4. At the end of the 2019 NFL season, his rookie season in the premier competition, his childhood experiences, and homelessness were featured as part of a commercial, for Kia Motors Corporation, which was aired during the Super Bowl LIV.
  5. After just the first 8 games of that season, he had set the Las Vegas Raiders‘ record for ‘Most Rushing Yards in a Rookie Season’ with 740 yards; eclipsing the previous record of 697 yards that was set by Marcus Allen in 1982.

Featured Image by Josh Jacobs / Instagram

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