Lamar Jackson is an American football quarterback. Lamar Jackson Family, Parents, Wife, Children, Biography checkout here.While playing college football at Louisville, he won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and was unanimously selected as an All-American during his sophomore year in 2016.He was also the fourth African-American quarterback to win the award.In 2020, he became the first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season more than once.
Lamar Jackson Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||7 January 1997|
|Place of Birth||Pompano Beach, Florida, United States|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Parents||Felicia Jones, Lamar Jackson Sr.|
|Profession||American football quarterback|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Jackson’s cousin, Oakland Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen, and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley also competed against Jackson in that league.Growing up, his favorite player was Michael Vick.At age eight, Jackson could throw a football 20 yards according to his first quarterback coach, Van “Peanut” Wilson and while he was in high school a homemade video shows him throwing a football 100 yards.
Lamar Jackson Early Life and Education
Jackson was born to Felicia Jones and Lamar Jackson Sr. on January 7, 1997,and grew up in the center of an economically distressed section of Pompano Beach, Florida. Lamar Sr. died in a car accident on the same day Lamar’s grandmother died in 2005 when Jackson was eight and he and his siblings were thereafter raised by their mother.He attended public schools and played Pop Warner football in the same Florida league with future Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown, though they were on different teams, with Jackson playing for the Pompano Beach Cowboys.
Lamar Jackson Family and Parents
Lamar Jackson Parents name is Lamar Harrison Sr ( Father ) and Felicia Jones ( Mother ). He has three Siblings a brother named Jamar Jackson and 2 sisters. His father died from cardiac arrest when his grandmother passed away in 2005.When his father died Jackson was just 8 years old. He was raised by his single mother.
Lamar Jackson Wife and Children
Jackson’s girlfriend is Jaime Taylor, and the pair has been dating since his college days at the University of Louisville. Jackson as well as Taylor likes to remain low key about their relationship, away from the public eye, so that’s why one will notice that there is not much detailed information on her, or about their relationship.
Jackson first attended Santaluces Community High School where he played football sporadically and sat out his sophomore year. He then transferred to Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida.At Boynton Beach, Jackson played two seasons of varsity football.
Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain remembered Jackson as a hard worker who continually improved his passing accuracy and decision-making and who watched hours of film each week. In his two years (16 games) at Boynton Beach, Jackson threw for 2,263 yards and 31 touchdowns, ran for 1,624 yards and 22 touchdowns, and a high school career accumulated quarterback rating of 102.7.
Jackson’s last high school game came against a nationally ranked Miami Central High School team during the first round of the 2014 Florida High School Football Playoff 6A tournament.
Boynton Beach was soundly defeated 49–6, with Jackson throwing two interceptions.He also competed for his high school track team, posting a personal record of 11.45 seconds in the 100 meter dash.Jackson was named the Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year in 2014.
Despite some disagreement by recruiting companies over his caliber (Jackson was rated three stars by ESPN.com and 247Sports, but four stars by Rivals.com), he received offers from both Power Five schools like Louisville, Florida, Auburn, and Clemson, and mid-major programs like Akron, Western Kentucky, and Marshall. All of the major recruiting companies listed Jackson as a top 20 dual-threat quarterback, with 247Sports ranking him as high as #12.
Jackson’s in-state ranking also varied greatly, from as high as #51 from Rivals to as low as #80 by ESPN. Jackson visited only four schools (Louisville, Florida, Nebraska, and Mississippi State), and after appearing that he might sign with Florida, Jackson ultimately committed to the University of Louisville after head coach Bobby Petrino promised Jackson’s mother that her son would be playing quarterback and nothing else.