Jackson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020
|No. 8 – Baltimore Ravens|
|Born:||January 7, 1997|
Pompano Beach, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school:||Boynton Beach Community|
(Boynton Beach, Florida)
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2020|
|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. He was also the fourth African-American quarterback to win the award. In 2020, he became the first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season more than once.
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