Lamar Jackson

Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville and was selected 32nd overall by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. At Louisville, Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award and was a unanimous All-American as a sophomore in 2016.

Lamar Jackson
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Jackson at training camp in 2018
No. 8 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:January 7, 1997 (age 22)
Pompano Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Boynton Beach Community
(Boynton Beach, Florida)
College:Louisville
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
TDINT:6–3
Passing yards:1,201
Completion percentage:58.2
Passer rating:84.5
Rushing yards:695
Rushing touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Jackson was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, on January 7, 1997. He attended Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida.[1] He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and committed to the University of Louisville to play college football.[2][3][4]

In high school, Jackson played two seasons of varsity football. In those two years he threw 31 passing touchdowns, ran for 22 touchdowns, had over 2,000 passing yards, and a high school career accumulated quarterback rating of 102.7.[5]

College career

Freshman year

As a freshman at Louisville in 2015, Jackson played in 12 games and made eight starts. He completed 135-of-247 passes for 1,840 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions and ran for 960 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns.[6] He was named the MVP of the 2015 Music City Bowl after passing for 227 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for a Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns.[7][8]

Sophomore year

During the first game of his sophomore year, against the Charlotte 49ers, Jackson set a school record for total touchdowns with eight, all of them in the first half.[9] Against Syracuse, Jackson completed 20 of 39 passes for 411 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, with 199 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, with all five touchdowns coming in the first half.[10] Against #2 Florida State, Jackson completed 13 of 20 passes for 216 yards, threw one touchdown and one interception, and had 146 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. He scored 4 of the 5 total touchdowns in the first half. The game made Jackson the Heisman front runner,[11] and gave the Cardinals a No. 3 ranking, their highest since 2006.[12][13] Against Marshall, Jackson completed 24 of 44 passes for 417 yards and 5 touchdowns, and had 62 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.[14] Against No. 5 Clemson, Louisville's offense totaled 586 yards, with Jackson accounting for 295 passing yards, 162 rushing yards, and three total touchdowns (1 passing, 2 rushing). The Cardinals eventually lost the game 42–36.[15] On December 8, Jackson was awarded the Walter Camp Award as the player of the year and the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in college football.[16]

On December 10, 2016, Jackson was selected as the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner over fellow finalists Deshaun Watson, Dede Westbrook, Jabrill Peppers, and Baker Mayfield. He became Louisville's first Heisman Trophy winner in school history and the youngest ever recipient of the award.[17]

Aside from all the nationally recognized awards, Jackson also won prestigious awards within the University of Louisville. In 2017, Jackson won a Louie for being named the Adidas High Performance Male Athlete of the Year for his outstanding sophomore campaign. He also won a Louie for Play of the Year after the leap he had in the 2016 Syracuse game.[18]

Junior year

When entering the 2017 season, the fan base and media had high expectations as Jackson would start his Junior year season. The first test of the season was going into the first home game on September 16. College GameDay announced their return to the University of Louisville to host the matchup between the returning National Champions, Clemson Tigers, and the Cardinals. Despite the 47–21 blowout the Tigers upheld,[19] Jackson did not let the numbers affect his playing ability. His remarkable statistics led him to return to New York as a Heisman finalist for the 2017 season. He finished in third place in the Heisman voting, losing out to Baker Mayfield and Bryce Love.[20] Jackson played in 13 games, finishing with 3,660 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.[21]

Following the 2017–18 school year, Jackson was named the men's ACC Athlete of the Year for all conference sports, sharing honors with women's winner Arike Ogunbowale of Notre Dame basketball.[22]

Statistics

Jackson's career college statistics were as follows:[23]

NCAA collegiate career statistics
Louisville Cardinals
Season Games Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg TD
2015 12 8 135 247 54.7 1,840 12 8 126.8 163 960 5.9 11
2016 13 13 230 409 56.2 3,543 30 9 148.8 260 1,571 6.0 21
2017 13 13 254 430 59.1 3,660 27 10 146.6 232 1,601 6.9 18
Career 38 34 619 1,086 57.0 9,043 69 27 142.9 655 4,132 6.3 50

Professional career

On January 5, 2018, Jackson officially announced that he would be entering the 2018 NFL Draft.[24] Controversy arose when draft pundits doubted Jackson's quarterback abilities and suggested that he switch positions due to his athleticism, but he remained adamant in playing quarterback professionally. As a result, he declined to run drills such as the 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine to focus on displaying his passing skills.[25]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 14 in
(1.89 m)
216 lb
(98 kg)
33 18 in
(0.84 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
All values from NFL Draft[26][27]

Jackson was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round with the 32nd overall pick in the draft, who traded up for the selection with the Philadelphia Eagles.[28][29] He was the fifth quarterback selected that year.[30]

2018 season: Rookie year

Jackson made his first regular-season appearance relieving starting quarterback Joe Flacco in the second half on September 9, 2018, against the Buffalo Bills, finishing with 24 passing yards and 39 rushing yards as the Ravens won 47–3.[31]

During Week 7, Jackson scored his first NFL touchdown on a 1-yard run as the Ravens narrowly lost to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 24–23.[32] Jackson threw his first career touchdown pass, a 26-yard completion to fellow rookie tight end Hayden Hurst, the next week in relief of Flacco in the fourth quarter of a 36–21 loss to the Carolina Panthers.[33]

Lamar Jackson vs. Bengals 2018
Lamar Jackson vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018

On November 18, 2018, Jackson made his first start against the Cincinnati Bengals in place of the injured Joe Flacco, who injured his hip two weeks prior against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jackson went 13 for 19 for 150 yards and an interception and rushed for 117 yards, which was a Ravens franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game in a 24–21 victory.[34] The following week against the Oakland Raiders, Jackson threw for 178 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed for 71 yards and a rushing touchdown. The Ravens won by a score of 34–17.[35] During Week 13 against the Atlanta Falcons, Jackson passed for 125 yards and rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown in the 26–16 victory.[36] In a Week 14 27–24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Jackson recorded two passing touchdowns for the first time in his NFL career.[37]

Jackson helped the Ravens defeat the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16, completing 12 of 22 passes for a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown in a 22–10 upset victory.[38] The following week against fellow rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns, Jackson passed for 179 yards and rushed for two touchdowns on 95 rushing yards, despite fumbling a third potential touchdown at the goal line, as the Ravens beat the Browns 26–24 to clinch the AFC North title.[39] In the seven regular season games in which Jackson had started, the Ravens went 6–1 to close out the 2018 season.[40] Overall, he finished with 1,201 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and three interceptions.[41] In addition, he led all quarterbacks with 695 rushing yards and added five rushing touchdowns.[42]

The Ravens faced off at home against the Chargers in a rematch during the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Despite being held to just 25 passing yards at one point in the fourth quarter by a stout Chargers defense, Jackson then passed for two touchdowns in four minutes to bring the Ravens back from a 20-point deficit to within a touchdown. After forcing the Chargers to punt with less than a minute left, the Ravens had one last chance to win the game down six points, but Jackson was strip-sacked by Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu. With the Chargers recovering the ball, the Ravens lost 23–17 and were knocked out of the playoffs. Jackson finished the game completing 14 of 29 passes for 194 yards, the two aforementioned touchdowns, and an interception while rushing for 54 yards, losing one fumble.[43]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2018 BAL 16 7 99 170 58.2 1,201 6 3 84.5 147 695 4.7 5
Total 16 7 99 170 58.2 1,201 6 3 84.5 147 695 4.7 5

Postseason

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2018 BAL 1 1 14 29 48.3 194 2 1 78.8 9 54 6.0 0
Total 1 1 14 29 48.3 194 2 1 78.8 9 54 6.0 0

See also

References

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2015 Music City Bowl

The 2015 Music City Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 30, 2015 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The 18th edition of the Music City Bowl began at approximately 6:00 p.m. CST and was broadcast nationally by ESPN. It featured the Louisville Cardinals from the ACC, and the Texas A&M Aggies from the SEC. It was one of the final 2015–16 bowl games of the 2015 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Franklin American Mortgage Company and is officially known as the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

2016 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference football season will be the 64th season of college football play for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). It will be played from September 2016 to January 2017. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 14 members in two divisions. The Atlantic Division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Syracuse, and Wake Forest. The Coastal Division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The two division champions will meet on December 3 in the 2016 ACC Championship Game. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, but on September 14 the conference announced that the game would be moved to a neutral venue outside of North Carolina due to the controversy surrounding the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (commonly known as House Bill 2, or HB2).

2016 Citrus Bowl (December)

The 2016 Citrus Bowl (December) was an American college football bowl game played on December 31, 2016 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The 71st edition of the Citrus Bowl, it was one of the 2016-17 NCAA football bowl games concluding the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game was nationally televised by ABC. It was sponsored by the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchise and was officially titled the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

2016 Louisville Cardinals football team

The 2016 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by then third-year head coach Bobby Petrino, who began his second stint at Louisville in 2014 after eight years away. The team played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinals competed as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2017 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference football season was the 65th season of College Football play for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). It was played from August 31, 2017 to January 1, 2018. The Atlantic Coast Conference consisted of 14 members in two divisions. It was part of the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The entire 2017 schedule was released on January 24, 2017. The defending ACC Champions were the Clemson Tigers. The Atlantic Division regular season champions were Clemson, and the Coastal Division regular season champions were Miami. The 2017 ACC Championship Game was played on December 2, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clemson defeated Miami by a score of 38–3.

2017 TaxSlayer Bowl

The 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 31, 2017, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The 73rd edition of the Gator Bowl featured the Louisville Cardinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Mississippi State Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game's naming rights sponsor was tax preparation software company TaxSlayer, and for sponsorship reasons was officially known as the TaxSlayer Bowl.

2018 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2018 season was the Baltimore Ravens' 23rd season in the National Football League and their 11th under head coach John Harbaugh.

On October 14, 2018, the Ravens set a franchise record, sacking Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota 11 times in a 21–0 Week 6 win against the Tennessee Titans.

After struggling to a 4–5 record for the second straight year, the Ravens went on a 6–1 run to finish 10–6 on the season, thanks to the emergence of Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, who replaced longtime QB Joe Flacco due to injury. They clinched the AFC North after defeating the Cleveland Browns in Week 17, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2014 and winning their division for the first time since 2012. However they lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 23–17 in the wild-card round.

As of 2019, it marks the first time the Ravens won a division title in the post-Ray Lewis era.

This is also the last season under general manager Ozzie Newsome as he would step down following the 2018 season and have assistant general manager Eric DeCosta fill in his role.

Atlantic Coast Conference football individual awards

The Atlantic Coast Conference honors players and coaches upon the conclusion of each college football season with the following individual honors as voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Brandon Jackson (American football)

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Dexter Jackson (safety)

Dexter Lamar Jackson (born July 28, 1977) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Jackson earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII and was also named MVP. He also played for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals.

Governor's Cup (Kentucky)

The Governor's Cup is a trophy awarded to the victor of the annual college football game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville in the state of Kentucky; it is also used as a reference to the rivalry itself. Though the teams first played in 1912, they only played six times until the rivalry was suspended after the 1924 season and wasn’t renewed for another 70 years. The rivalry resumed in 1994 with a new Governor's Cup trophy which has been awarded every year since.

Kentucky leads the series 16–15, although Louisville leads the modern series 15 to 10. From 1994 to 2006, the game was played on the opening weekend of the college football season. In 2007, the game was moved to the third game of the season when played in Lexington but remained the first game when played in Louisville. Starting in 2014, which marked Louisville's inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Governor's Cup became the last game of the regular season for both teams on Thanksgiving weekend, which coincided with several other ACC-SEC same-state rivalries. The rivalry will continue into the next decade as both schools agreed to meet through the 2022 college football season with the home team rotating each season.

Hayden Hurst

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List of Baltimore Ravens first-round draft picks

The Baltimore Ravens joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1996 as an expansion team, after former-Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell decided to relocate his team to Baltimore. The Browns were later reactivated in 1999. The Ravens' first selection as an NFL team was Jonathan Ogden, an offensive lineman from UCLA. The team's most recent first round selection was Lamar Jackson, a quarterback from Louisville.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Ravens have never selected the number one overall pick in the draft, but they have selected the fourth overall pick twice.

List of Baltimore Ravens starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start as quarterback for the Ravens.

Louisville Cardinals football statistical leaders

The Louisville Cardinals football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Louisville Cardinals football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Cardinals represent the University of Louisville in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Louisville began competing in intercollegiate football in 1912. However, these lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Cardinals have played in 12 bowl games since then, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the 2017 season.

Maxwell Award

The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the college football player judged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best all-around in the United States. The award is named after Robert "Tiny" Maxwell, a Swarthmore College football player, coach and sportswriter. Johnny Lattner (1952, 1953) and Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) are the only players to have won the award twice. It is the college equivalent of the Bert Bell Award of the National Football League, also given out by the Maxwell Club.

Ravens–Steelers rivalry

The Ravens–Steelers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most intense rivalries in the NFL. Both teams are members of the American Football Conference North division (formerly the AFC Central). Since the Ravens' inception in 1996, they have played at least twice a year, often for divisional supremacy. Both teams are known for fielding tough, hard-hitting defensive squads, giving their games an extra element of physical intensity.

The two teams have met in the postseason four times, with the Steelers owning a 3–1 advantage. They are the only two teams in the AFC North to have won the Super Bowl, and possess a combined 8–2 record in the game, with the Ravens being 2–0 and the Steelers being 6–2. Both teams have won two Super Bowls since the rivalry began.

Walter Camp Award

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Wayne Jackson (musician)

Wayne Lamar Jackson (November 24, 1941 – June 21, 2016) was an American soul and R&B musician, playing the trumpet in the Mar-Keys, in the house band at Stax Records and later as one of The Memphis Horns, described as "arguably the greatest soul horn section ever".Jackson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas just a few days apart from his musical partner Andrew Love with whom he created the signature horn sound at Stax on hit records by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others. Jackson was also the voice on the Mar-Keys singular hit "Last Night", due in part, to his proximity to the microphone (Jackson was not the voice on "Last Night." It was Floyd Newman, tenor sax. As he told it to me at a Staxtacular event in 2007, "There was this break, with nothin, so I leaned into the mic and said ... '... last night ...' Then there was a second one, so I leaned back in and said '... oh, yeah ...'." This is documented in a video I did for Stax - with Floyd Newman on camera - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5BS9JmTOW0), when I also interviewed Jackson and several other. It was later confirmed to me by Steve Cropper. Tim Arnold)

After the years recording at Stax, they incorporated themselves into The Memphis Horns and began freelancing, recording on sessions for such artists as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Al Green, and Dusty Springfield. The duo also toured with The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray, and numerous other performers.

In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding artistic significance in music.Jackson died on June 21, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of congestive heart failure. His death came after several years of failing health during which he still maintained an active schedule earning an income by giving personalized guided tours at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. He was 74.

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