Cam Akers

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Cam Akers
No. 23 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-22) June 22, 1999 (age 20)
Jackson, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Clinton (MS)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-ACC (2019)
  • Third team All-ACC (2017)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2016)

Cam Akers (born June 22, 1999) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Akers attended Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi,[1] where he played quarterback and running back. As a senior, he rushed for 2,105 yards and 34 touchdowns, and passed for 3,128 passing yards and 31 touchdowns. For his high school career, he had 13,243 yards and 149 touchdowns.[2] Akers was named MS Gatorade Player of The Year[3] He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and won the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award in 2016.[4]

College career[edit]

Akers was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top recruits in his class.[5][6] He committed to Florida State University to play college football.[7][8] During what was a generally forgettable 7-6 season, Akers set the team freshman record for rushing yards during the 2017 Independence Bowl, bringing his season total to 1,025 yards. This broke the previous record of 1,008 which was set by Dalvin Cook in 2014.

On December 14, 2019, Akers announced he would be skipping the Sun Bowl to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.[9]

College statistics[edit]

Season Team Conf G Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2017 Florida State ACC 13 194 1,025 5.3 7 16 116 7.3 1
2018 Florida State ACC 12 161 706 4.4 6 23 145 6.3 2
2019 Florida State ACC 11 231 1,144 5.0 14 30 225 7.5 4
Career 36 586 2,875 4.9 27 69 486 7.0 7
All values from Sports Reference[10]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10 38 in
(1.79 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
30 58 in
(0.78 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.47 s 4.42 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[11]

Akers was selected 52nd overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2020 NFL Draft.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sammon, Will (August 17, 2016). "Cam Akers can leave mark as one of the all-time best". The Clarion-Ledger. Gannett. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Army Bowl Awards: Cam Akers wins Player of the Year on night of honors". USA Today. Gannett. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cam Akers 2016 - 2017 MISSISSIPPI FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR". Gatorade. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  4. ^ McGahee III, Wayne E. (January 7, 2017). "Florida State commit Cam Akers named U.S. Army Player of the Year". Tallahassee Democrat. Gannett. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cam Akers, 2017 Running Back". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cam Akers, Florida State, Running Back". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (December 28, 2016). "No. 24 overall prospect Cam Akers commits to Florida State". ESPN. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  8. ^ McGahee III, Wayne E. (December 27, 2016). "Florida State lands 5-star running back Cam Akers". Tallahassee Democrat. Gannett. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  9. ^ Marchant, Jon (December 14, 2019). "Cam Akers to forego bowl game and enter NFL Draft". Tomahawk Nation. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Cam Akers College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "Cam Akers Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  12. ^ Florio, Mike (April 24, 2020). "Rams take Florida State running back Cam Akers". NBC Sports. Retrieved April 24, 2020.

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