Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson
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Jackson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020
No. 8 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-07) January 7, 1997 (age 24)
Pompano Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Boynton Beach Community
(Boynton Beach, Florida)
College:Louisville
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 (tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
TDINT:68–18
Passing yards:7,085
Completion percentage:64.0
Passer rating:102.6
Rushing yards:2,906
Rushing touchdowns:19
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). While playing college football at Louisville, he won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and was unanimously selected as an All-American during his sophomore year in 2016.

Jackson was selected with the 32nd overall pick by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He began his rookie season as a backup, but became the team's starting quarterback following an injury to starter Joe Flacco. During the season, Jackson helped the team clinch the AFC North division title and became the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game. In 2019, his first full season as starter, Jackson set a record for the most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback, led the league with 36 touchdown passes, and became the second unanimous NFL Most Valuable Player winner in league history.[1][2] He was also the fourth African-American quarterback to win the award.[3] In 2020, he became the first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season more than once.[4]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference favorite was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Schiller, Joe. "Late for Work 12/30: Ravens Finish Regular Season in Style vs. Steelers". baltimoreravens.com. Baltimore Ravens. Archived from the original on December 30, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Jamison, Hensley. "Ravens QB Lamar Jackson unanimous pick for NFL MVP after historic season". ESPN. Archived from the original on February 2, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
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