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Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson is an American football quarterback. He is currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League. 

Lamar Jackson was born on January 7th, 1997, in Pompano Beach, Florida. His full name is Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. He was born to parents’ Lamar Jackson Sr.(father) and Felicia Jones(mother). As of 2019, Lamar is 22 years old and his birth sign is Capricorn.

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Regarding his education, Lamar attended the Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Is Lamar Jackson Married? Who is His Girlfriend?

The American footballer Lamar Jackson is yet to get married. But he is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend, Jamie Taylor. Lamar first met his girlfriend during his college life in 2017 and started dating. It has been almost two years since the couple is together and it seems both of them are very happy with their relationship. 

What Is the Net Worth And Salary Of Lamar Jackson?

The 22 years old, Lamar Jackson has got a hefty sum of money as his net worth of around $2 million as of 2019. He received an annual salary of $910,529. His main source of income is his professional career as an American Football Quarterback.

Lamar Jackson
Caption: Football Player, Lamar Jackson (Photo: Instagram)

He also had a 4-year contract with Baltimore Ravens. At that time, he earned $9,471,648 through. The contract deals include $4,968,471 US as the signing bonus, $7,575,059 US as the guaranteed amount and also an average salary of $2,367,912 US.

How tall is Lamar Jackson?

Lamar Jackson stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches. He has an average weight of around 96 kg. In addition, she has a pair of eyes with brown color and black hair color. Coming to his social networking sites, Lamar is active on Instagram and on Twitter.

College Career

During his freshman year at the University in 2015, Lamar played for his college team. He played in 12 games and made eight starts. At that time, he completed 135-of-247 passes, 1,840 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He had eight interceptions running for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Caption: Lamar Jackson playing game (Photo: Instagram)

Afterward, he later completed 227 yards with two touchdowns and also achieved the Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns. Later in his sophomore year, Lamar’s team played against the Charlotte 49ers. He set a school-record of eight touchdowns. He also won many awards for his college like Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, and also became the youngest player ever to win the Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy.

During his Junior year, he played the 2017 season where he played 13 games. He finished 3,660 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in total.

Professional Career

On 5th January 2018, he was drafted by the NFL Draft. He was picked in the first game by the Baltimore Ravens. Likewise, he achieved 32nd overall pick in the draft. Then he made his NFL debut replacing the starting quarterback Joe Flacco in the second half of the game with 47-3. He made the victory against the Buffalo Bills by finishing the game with 24 passing yards and 39 rushing yards.

American Football Quarterback, Lamar Jackson
Caption: American Football Quarterback, Lamar Jackson (Photo: The Denver Post)

His first NFL start against the Cincinnati Bengals on 18 November 2018. There he went 13 for 19 for 150 yards and an interception and rushed for 117 yards. In the 2019 season, Lamar played against Cincinnati Bengals where he finished 236 passing yards, 152 rushing yards.

Furthermore, Lamar has played eight games and went 637 rushing yards. This led Michael Vick’s 2006 record of 573 for most by a quarterback. Lamar 95.4 passer number is the highest among Ravens quarterback at midseason.

Awards & Achievements

Throughout his career as an American Football quarterback, Lamar has received numerous awards. Some of his honors and awards include Most perfect passer ratings in a season(2019), Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award in 2016.

Lamar Jackson with his mom
Caption: Lamar Jackson with his mom (Photo: Pinterest)

He also received some more awards in the year 2016 like All-American Sophomore, Associated Press Player of the Year and also ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. In the year 2018, he received the ACC Athlete of the Year.

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Facts of Lamar Jackson

Full NameLamar Jackson
Date Of BirthJanuary 7, 1997
Age23 years 0 months
Place Of BirthPompano Beach, Florida
Height6 feet 2 inches
Weight96 kg
ProfessionAmerican Footballer
EducationBoynton Beach High School, University of Louisville
NationalityAmerican
ParentsLamar Jackson Sr, Felicia Jones
InstagramLamar Jackson Instagram
Star SignCapricorn

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