Lamar Jackson plays for the NFL team the Baltimore Ravens as a quarterback. He got his start in American football playing for the Louisville Cardinals in Kentucky where his performance earned numerous accolades and awards including the Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy. In 2016 Jackson received the honor of being selected as a unanimous All-American player.
Jackson is among a cohort of rising stars in the NFL whose progress is being closely tracked by sports pundits. With services available such as the Fanduel promo code offering risk-free bets up to $1000 for new bettors, many avid sports fans are hopeful that these players will fulfill their potential on the field.
He is already looking to be a safe investment, however, as he has succeeded in making an impact on the national level since being picked in the 2018 NFL Draft. He joins Seattle Seahawk’s D.K. Metcalf and the Green Bay Packer’s new signing, Kenny Clark, is one of the key players to watch in 2021.
Jackson’s first season as a starter for the Ravens was in 2019 where his contributions led to the team claiming the AFC North division title. In his short professional career, Jackson has already racked up some impressive records, such as totaling the largest number of rushing yards in the 2019 season, and the most touchdown passes. In 2020 he made history by being the first quarterback to complete a 1000 yard rush multiple times in the same season.
Lamar Jackson Net Worth
As of 2021, Lamar Jackson’s net worth is in excess of $4 million, with an average yearly salary of about $2.3 million.
Lamar Jackson was born and subsequently spent his childhood in a poor neighborhood in Pompano Beach in the southern state of Florida. His father, Lamar Jackson Senior, sadly died in 2005 on the very same day his grandmother passed away. This led to his mother, Felicia Jones having to raise the 8-year-old Lamar and his siblings as a single parent from then on.
Jackson showed an early interest in American Football and played for the Pompano Beach Cowboys in the Pop Warner football league. His athletic prowess was noted even at this young age, with his coach Van Wilson stating that Jackson was able to throw balls a distance of 20 yards at the age of eight. By the time Jackson was attending high school, he was throwing balls 100 yards without trouble
High School Career
Jackson attended two high schools as a teenager. At the first, the Santaluces High School, he did not play much football and chose to sit out the sophomore year. It was at Jackson’s second school, the Boynton Beach High School that he began to take a professionally oriented interest in the sport. He played in a total of two seasons of varsity football at Boynton Beach.
His coach at the high school, Rick Swain, recalls he committed to improving all elements of his in-game performance. To this end, Jackson drilled passing accuracy and workshopped post-game and training footage for extended periods each week. His record during this time impressed everyone and left him with an accumulated rating of 102.7 for his high school career as a quarterback. While at Boynton Beach, Lamar also ran for the track team with a record 100-meter dash of 11.45 seconds.
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Madden Video Game
Jackson has fast become an icon in NFL popular culture due to his incredible speed and passing abilities. In the 2019 version of the popular video game series Madden NFL, developers upgraded Lamar’s character speed up to 96. It was the highest value yet attributed to a quarterback in the history of the game franchise. In a sign of his growing popularity, Jackson received the honor of adorning the cover of the 2021 version of Madden NFL.
He joins an exclusive list of legendary players to receive this platform including Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson, Seahawks team-mate Richard Sherman and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady.