Lamar Jackson was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 8, 1997. He is the son of Lamar Jackson Sr. and Felicia Jones. His father was a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and his mother was a track and field athlete. He has two older sisters, Lachan and Lakiyah. Jackson attended the University of Louisville, where he played football and baseball. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Jackson began his NFL career as a backup to Joe Flacco. He became the starter in Week 11 of the 2018 season after Flacco was injured. Jackson led the Ravens to a 6-1 record as a starter and was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. He helped the Ravens reach the playoffs, where they lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card round. Jackson set the NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 1,206. He was also named the NFL Rookie of the Year.
In 2019, Jackson led the Ravens to a 14-2 record and the #1 seed in the AFC. He was named the NFL MVP after throwing for 36 touchdowns and rushing for 1,206 yards. The Ravens defeated the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round and the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game to reach Super Bowl LIV. Jackson became the youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl when he started in Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens lost 34-31.
Jackson is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a dual-threat quarterback who can make plays with his arm and his legs. He has been compared to Michael Vick and is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. Jackson is signed with the Ravens through the 2021 season. His career earnings are $34 million.
American football player
University of Louisville
Felicia Jones, Lamar Jackson Sr.
Heisman Trophy, Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team