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Josh Jacobs
No. 28 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-02-11) February 11, 1998 (age 22)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:McLain (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2020
Rushing yards:1,905
Rushing average:4.3
Rushing touchdowns:16
Receptions:44
Receiving yards:324
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Joshua Jacobs (born February 11, 1998) is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

Jacobs attended McLain High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his high school football career, he had 5,372 yards and 56 touchdowns for the Titans.[1] He committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[2]

Jacobs was homeless in middle school.[3] At the end of his rookie season in the NFL, he was featured reflecting on his homeless experience in a Kia commercial that aired during Super Bowl LIV.[4]

College career

As a freshman at Alabama in 2016, Jacobs split time with Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough, rushing 85 times for 567 yards and four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2017, he had 284 yards on 46 carries with one touchdown.[5] After the season, it was revealed that he had been playing on a broken ankle for most of the season.[6] As a junior, he was named the MVP of the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs after rushing for 83 yards with two touchdowns.[7][8]

College statistics

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2016 Alabama 14 85 567 6.7 4 14 156 11.1 0 99 723 7.3 4
2017 Alabama 11 46 284 6.2 1 14 168 12.0 2 60 452 7.5 3
2018 Alabama 15 120 640 5.3 11 20 247 12.4 3 140 887 6.3 14
Career 40 251 1,491 6.0 16 48 571 11.9 5 299 2,062 6.9 21

Professional career

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
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
All values from NFL Combine[9]

The Oakland Raiders selected Jacobs in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[10] Jacobs was selected with one of the first-round picks acquired from the Chicago Bears in the September 2018 Khalil Mack trade. He signed his four-year rookie contract with the team on July 9, 2019.[11]

2019 season: Rookie year

Jacobs made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. In the game, Jacobs rushed 23 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 28 yards in the 24–16 victory.[12] In the next game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he rushed 12 times for 99 yards as the Raiders lost by a score of 28–10.[13] Three weeks later against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jacobs rushed 26 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 20 yards in the 24–21 win.[14] During Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers, he rushed 21 times for 124 yards in the 42–24 road loss.[15] Two weeks later against the Detroit Lions, Jacobs rushed 28 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the 31–24 victory.[16] After just the eighth game of the season, Jacobs set the Raiders rookie record for rushing yards in a season with 740, surpassing Marcus Allen's old record of 697.[17] In the next game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football, Jacobs rushed for 71 yards and the game-winning touchdown and caught five passes for 30 yards.[18] In Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacobs rushed 23 times for 112 yards in the 17–10 win. [19] In Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacobs rushed 17 times for 104 yards in the 40–9 loss. During the game, Jacobs became the first running back in Raiders' history to rush for 1,000 yards in a rookie season.[20] Jacobs missed three of the last four games of the season due to a shoulder injury and skin infection.[21][22] Jacobs finished the 2019 season with 1,150 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.[23]

2020 season

Jacobs made his return from injury in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. During the game, Jacobs rushed 25 times for 93 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in the Las Vegas Raiders' 34–30 victory. Jacobs also contributed several key plays in the passing game with 46 yards on four receptions.[24] In the following week's game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Jacobs recorded 105 all purpose yards (88 rushing, 17 receiving) during the 34–24 win.[25] In Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacobs rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns in the 40–32 win.[26] In Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, Jacobs rushed for a career-high 128 yards on 31 carries in the team's 16–6 win.[27] In Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Jacobs rushed for 65 yards and a rushing touchdown from 14 carries in the team's 31–26 win, making Jacobs the new franchise leader in rushing yards through his first two seasons.[28] In Week 10 against the Denver Broncos, Jacobs rushed 20 times for 112 yards and two rushing touchdowns during the team's 37–12 win.[29]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 OAK 13 13 242 1,150 4.8 51 7 20 166 8.3 28 0 1 1
2020 LV 10 10 199 755 3.8 24 9 24 158 6.6 29 0 1 1
Career 23 23 441 1,905 4.3 51 16 44 324 7.4 29 0 2 2

Raiders records

[30][31]

Career

  • Rushing yards per game: 86
  • Most rushing yards in first two seasons: 1,850

Rookie

  • Most games started: 13
  • Most rushing attempts: 242
  • Most rushing yards: 1,150
  • Most rushing yards per attempt (minimum 6 starts): 4.8
  • Most rushing yards per game: 88.5

Personal life

Jacob's younger brother, Isaiah Jacobs, is a running back for the Maryland Terrapins.[32]

References

  1. ^ Walsh, Christopher (October 5, 2017). "Josh Jacobs, recruiting's forgotten man, continues to show he belongs at Alabama". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Zenitz, Matt (March 17, 2016). "From unknown to Alabama in two months: The story of new Tide RB Joshua Jacobs". al.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Kilgore, Adam (April 22, 2019). "Josh Jacobs was homeless in middle school. This week he could become an NFL first-round pick". Washington Post.
  4. ^ "Raiders' Josh Jacobs featured in touching Super Bowl commercial". KRON4. February 3, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Paschall, David (August 14, 2018). "Healthy Josh Jacobs ready to shine for Alabama". Times Free Press. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Riley, Connor (January 12, 2018). "Alabama running back Josh Jacobs played on a broken ankle, to have surgery on Friday". Springfield News Sun. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Casagrande, Michael (December 2, 2018). "Alabama's Josh Jacobs played sick, on empty stomach needing 2 IVs and won MVP". al.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Byington, Alex (December 1, 2018). "Unlikely SEC MVP Jacobs kept Crimson Tide in game with two touchdowns". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Joshua Jacobs Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 26, 2019). "Oakland Raiders select RB Josh Jacobs at No. 24". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "Raiders Sign First-Round Pick RB Josh Jacobs". Raiders.com. July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Raiders beat Broncos 24–16 in 1st game after Brown's release". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  13. ^ "Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28–10". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Josh Jacobs rallies Raiders past Bears 24–21". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "Rodgers throws 5 TD passes, Packers gash Raiders 42–24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 20, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Raiders get late TD pass, defensive stop to beat Lions 31–24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "What we learned from Sunday's Week 9 games". NFL.com. November 3, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "Raiders rally to beat Chargers 26–24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 7, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals winless". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "Chiefs rout Raiders 40–9 to seize AFC West control". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 1, 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  21. ^ Armstrong, Megan (December 26, 2019). "Raiders' Josh Jacobs Undergoes Surgery on Skin Infection". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  22. ^ Williams, Doug (January 2, 2020). "Only Injury Stopped Josh Jacobs in Rookie Year". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  23. ^ "Josh Jacobs 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  24. ^ Edwards, Levi (September 13, 2020). "Quick Snap: Three observations from the Raiders' season-opening W". Las Vegas Raiders. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  25. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders – September 21st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  26. ^ "Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs – October 11th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  27. ^ "Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns – November 1st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  28. ^ "Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers - November 8th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  29. ^ "Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders - November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  30. ^ "Raiders Rookie Runningback Seasons". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  31. ^ "Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders Career Rushing Leaders". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  32. ^ "Isaiah Jacobs". UMTerps.com.

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