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Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr
FULL NAME Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr
BORN January 7, 1997
NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 188cm (6 ft 4 in)
ROLE Quarterback

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Lamar Jackson represents the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League (NFL). Jackson plays as quarterback. He was the 32nd overall pick by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson was born on January 7, 1997, and played college football for the University of Louisville. After the 2017–18 school year, he was named the men's ACC Athlete of the Year for all conference sports.

He became the team's starting quarterback after starting his rookie season as a backup. During his rookie season, he became the youngest quarterback to actually start a playoff game. He also led the team to the AFC North Division title. In his first full season as a starter, Jackson holds the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in the 2019 season, and with 36 touchdown passes, he leads the league table. He was awarded the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player for his tremendous skills and exceptional performance that season, making him the second youngest player to achieve the feat, and the recipient of unanimous selection for the award. Became only the second player.

Jackson is only the fourth African-American quarterback to have earned the title of MVP. To add to his list, he has also won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award while in college, and in 2016, during his sophomore year, he was unanimously selected as an All-American at the University of Louisville. In 2016, he was awarded the Louis of the Year for Play of the Year, after making the leap to the Syracuse game. Jackson also won a Louis to be named the Adidas High Performance Male Athlete of the Year in 2017 for his Outstanding Sophistication campaign.

He ended his 2020 season maintaining a concussion on the last play of the third quarter, as the Ravens lost 3-17 to the Buffalo Bills. He was also tested positive for COVID-19 during this season and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. It was activated on 7th December.

After a very efficient end to the season, he is looking forward to make a great comeback with the Ravens in the upcoming 2021 season. Although there is much work to be done, there have been reports that Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are in the early stages of extending their contracts.