Quarterback Lamar Jackson as #8 on the Baltimore Ravens team of the NFL during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lamar Jackson is an NFL quarterback who plays for the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson played college football at Louisville, where he was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

In 2018, the Ravens selected Jackson as the final first round pick in the NFL Draft; he had a record-breaking rookie season. In 2020, Lamar Jackson unanimously won the MVP award. He has led the Ravens to three consecutive playoff runs so far.


  • Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Accomplishments: Heisman Trophy recipient; first NFL player to throw for 1,500 yards and run for 300 yards in the first five games; only NFL player to throw for 1,500 yards and rush for 300 yards in a five-game span; first NFL quarterback to have multiple 1,000 yards rushing seasons; MVP award; one Pro Bowl appearance
  • Drafted: Selected by the Ravens as the final first round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft
  • Throwing arm: Right
  • Nickname: Smiley Face

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