|Lamar Jackson Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1997|
Lamar Jackson is an American professional football player who began representing the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 in the National Football League (NFL), as a quarterback. In 2019, his first full season as a regular in the starting lineup, he had won the NFL ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) award and was included in the year’s ‘First-Team All-Pro’ as well as the Pro Bowl (NFL‘s ‘All-Star Game’). His performances had helped his team win the AFC (American Football Conference) North division title which meant that he became the then youngest quarterback to start a playoff game.
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr.
Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, United States
Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Lamar had attended the Santaluces Community High School in Lantana, Florida, where he had played football occasionally, sitting out his sophomore year. He had then taken a transfer to the Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida, and had represented their football team Boynton Beach Tigers in 2013 and 2014.
He had joined the University of Louisville, a public research university in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2015, and had represented the Louisville Cardinals until his junior year.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Lamar Jackson Sr. (d. 2005)
- Mother – Felicia Jones
- Siblings – Jamar Jackson (Younger Brother). He has 2 younger sisters.
8 – Baltimore Ravens
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
96 kg or 211.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Lamar has dated –
- Jamie Taylor (2017–Present)
NOTE – In 2021, he welcomed a daughter named Milan.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Dreadlocked hair
- Sports a trimmed beard
- Has tattoos on both his arms
He has served as the brand ambassador for the sports and lifestyle accessories manufacturer Oakley, Inc.
Lamar Jackson Facts
- While representing the University of Louisville, in his sophomore year (2016), Lamar was honored with several prestigious awards including the ‘Heisman Trophy’ (awarded annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) football), the ‘Maxwell Award’ (best college football player in the US), and the ‘Walter Camp Award’ (collegiate American football player of the year).
- That year, he had also been named the ‘Associated Press Player of the Year’, the ‘Sporting News Player of the Year’, and a Unanimous All-American. He had also won the ‘ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Player of the Year’ and the ‘ACC Offensive Player of the Year’, in both 2016 and 2017.
- Post the 2019 NFL season, he had been awarded the NFL ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) award, becoming just the 4th African-American quarterback to have achieved the feat. He also became just the 2nd unanimous ‘MVP’ in NFL history.
- That year, he had set the NFL records for ‘Most Rushing Yards in a Season by a Quarterback’ (1,206) and ‘Most Rushing Attempts by a Quarterback in a Season’ (176). He had also led the league in 2019 in terms of the most number of passing touchdowns (36).
- For the 2019 edition of Madden NFL (the league’s official video game), his character’s speed had been pushed up to 96, making him the fastest quarterback in the video game’s history.
Featured Image by Lamar Jackson / Instagram