Josh Jacobs is an American football running back, currently playing for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at the University of Alabama.
Josh Jacobs Bio; Family, Education, Height, Weight
Joshua Jacobs was born on 11 February 1988 to as one of four children of Marty Jacobs and Lachelle Jacobs. He has three brothers and a sister named Shaleya Jacobs.
Josh Jacobs in a childhood picture with his siblings (Picture: Jacobs’ Instagram)
Jacobs pursued his early education at McLain High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then went to the University of Alabama to play college football. He has a muscular body with a weight of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) and weighs 220 lbs (100 kg).
His Career NFL, Stats
Josh played for the Alabama Crimson Tide for three seasons from 2016 to 2018. He had 284 yards on 46 carries with one touchdown in the 2017 season.
Josh Jacobs NFL career stats as of 2020 (Picture: ESPN)
Jacobs was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round (24th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos on 10 September 2019. In the 24-16 victory, he rushed 23 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 28 yards. He had an impressive stats of 1,150 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in the 2019 season.
Contract & Salary
Josh signed a 4-year contract with the Oakland Raiders, worth $11,933,398 on 9 July 2019. It includes a $6,698,836 signing bonus, $11,933,398 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,983,350.
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He will earn a base salary of $1,037,427 while carrying a cap hit of $2,712,136 and a dead cap value of $9,763,689 in 2020.
Josh Jacobs Dating Status 2020
The 21-year-old prefers to keep his dating status out from limelight. But, he is reportedly dating a 17-year-old girl named Joy Gentry.
He is active on Instagram with more than 300k followers and has more than 130k followers. However, he has not posted pictures with his girlfriend. It looks like he has been in a low key dating life so far.
Some Interesting Facts About Josh Jacobs
- Josh was homeless at an early age and he used to live out of a car with their father along with his four siblings.
- He had 5,372 yards and 56 touchdowns during his high school career.
- He was named the MVP of the 2018 SEC Championship Game while at the University.