Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson
Louisville Cardinals No. 8
Position Quarterback
Class Sophomore
Career history
High school Boynton Beach (FL)
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-01-07) January 7, 1997
Place of birth Pompano Beach, Florida
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Lamar Jackson (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals.

Early years

Jackson attended Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was rated by as a four-star recruit and committed to the University of Louisville to play college football.[1][2][3]

During Jackson's high school tenure, he played two years of varsity football. In his two seasons at Boyton Beach High School, Jackson threw for a total of 31 passing touchdowns; he ran for a total of 22 rushing touchdowns. For his career, his accumulated QB rating was 102.7. Also, for his career, he threw over 2000 passing yards.[4]

College career

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.[5] He was named the MVP of the 2015 Music City Bowl after passing for 227 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for a game record 226 yards and two touchdowns.[6][7]

During the first game of his sophomore year against UNC-Charlotte, Jackson set a school record for total touchdowns with 8, all of them in the first half. Against Syracuse, Jackson went 20-39 for 411 yards, one touchdown and one interception passing, with 199 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, with all five touchdowns coming in the first half. Against No.2-ranked Florida State, Jackson went 13-20 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, which makes it 17 total touchdowns in the first half and 18 total on the season. The game made Jackson the Heisman front runner, and gave the Cardinals a No.3 ranking, their first time since 2006. Against Marshall, Jackson went 24-44 for 417 yards and 5 touchdowns, and had 62 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Against #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).


Through November 5, 2016, Jackson's statistics are as follows:[8]

NCAA collegiate career statistics
Louisville Cardinals
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB rating Att Yards Avg TD
2015 135 247 1,840 54.7 12 8 126.8 163 960 5.9 11
2016 1702882,75359.0266164.91621,1817.319
NCAA career totals 209 373 3,265 56.0 38 12 140.5 224 1,648 6.3 30


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