He attended Louisville University and took home the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore before the Ravens picked him with the last choice in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. At the age of 21, he became the NFL’s one of the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game when he replaced injured incumbent Joe Flacco as the Ravens’ starting quarterback during his first season. The club won the division. The next year, Jackson led the league in touchdown passes and established a season record for quarterback running yards as he guided the Ravens to the AFC’s top seed (AFC).
He was the second unanimous Most Valuable Player (MVP) and fourth African-American quarterback to earn the award as a consequence of his accomplishments.
Bio of Lamar Jackson
He was raised in a working-class neighbourhood in Pompano Beach, Florida. Jackson’s father died of a heart attack when he was eight years old, also on the same day as his grandmother. He and his siblings were reared by their mother. He attended public schools and participated in the same Florida Pop Warner football league as future teammate Marquise Brown. When Jackson was eight years old, he had a 20-yard football throwing range. Jackson threw a football 100 yards in high school.
Jackson excelled as a quarterback while attending Boynton Beach High School in Florida. At Boynton Beach, Jackson was a successful read-option quarterback who was equally skilled at running and throwing the ball. He watched hours of film each week, which improved his decision-making and passing accuracy. 247Sports and ESPN.com gave Jackson three stars, but Rivals.com gave him four. Despite the disagreements of recruiting organisations on his level, he received offers from Power Five universities including Louisville, Florida, Auburn, and Clemson as well as mid-major clubs like Akron, Western Kentucky, and Marshall.
Both Jackson’s fan base and the media had high expectations for his performance as the 2017 season got underway. The defending National Champions, the Clemson Tigers, and the Louisville Cardinals will face off in the opening game on September 16 at the University of Louisville, where College GameDay has announced their return. Jackson did not allow the Tigers’ 47-21 victory against his team impact how he played. On January 5, 2018, Jackson declared his desire to participate in the 2018 NFL Draft. Because of his athleticism, some draught experts advised Jackson to transition to wide receiver instead of quarterback, but he persisted on playing quarterback professionally.
Who Is Lamar Jackson’s Girlfriend?
Jackson has been dating Jaime Taylor ever since she attended the University of Louisville. Taylor and Jackson prefer to keep their relationship private , so not much specific information about her or them is available. She isn’t featured in any of Jackson’s social media posts, and the two of them aren’t shown in any press photos or images from any events. When Jackson gently urges her not to get upset when she sees things online or elsewhere, Taylor explained how she has learned to manage criticism in an interview with the Baltimore Ravens.
Jackson counsels her to keep doing what she’s doing and not to take it personally. According to insiders, Taylor is a lover of Harry Potter, and Jackson dressed up as Harry for Halloween in 2019. Taylor is a person of African American ancestry.