Lamar Jackson is an American football quarterback, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisville for three seasons.
Lamar Jackson Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. was born on 7 January 1997 to parents Lamar Jackson Sr. and Felicia Jones. He grew up along with a younger brother, Jamar in Pompano Beach, Florida. His mother used to train football to him along with his brother at their early age.
Jackson attended Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida. Later, he went to the University of Louisville to play college football in 2015. The young talent stands at a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) and weighs 212 lbs (96 kg).
His Career; NFL, Stats
Lamar began to play college football for the University of Louisville in 2015. In the first game of his sophomore year, he set a school record for total touchdowns with eight, all of them in the first half against the Charlotte 49ers. Moreover, he played in 13 games in his junior year and had stats of finishing with 3,660 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Lamar Jackson NFL career stats at the Baltimore Ravens (Picture: NFL)
Jackson was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut against the Buffalo Bills, finishing with 24 passing yards and 39 rushing yards.
Contract & Salary
In June 2018, Lamar signed a four year rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $9,471,652. It includes a $4,968,472 signing bonus, $7,575,059 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,367,912.
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In 2019, he will earn a base salary of $910,529, carrying a cap hit of $2,152,646 and a dead cap value of $6,332,942.
Lamar Jackson’s Dating Status In 2019
When it comes to dating life, Lamar has kept his relationship status inside the dark shadow. The 22-year-old keeps busy on pursuing his NFL career which is evinced through his Instagram posts.
Lamar Jackson shares an Instagram picture with his mother Felicia Jones in December 2017 (Picture: Lamar’s Instagram)
Similarly, he often posts pictures manifesting a close bond with his family; especially his mother and a brother. It looks like the dating status of Jackson is single in 2019.
Some Interesting Facts About Lamar Jackson
- Lamar’s mother Felicia served as his manager during the NFL draft process in 2018.
- His father died of a heart attack when he was just eight years old in 2005.
- During his college year, Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award and also was a unanimous All-American as a sophomore in 2016.