Josh JacobsTeam: Las Vegas Raiders
Arms: 31 3/4
Hands: 10 1/4
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Josh Jacobs is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted 24th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft after attending college at the University of Alabama. Jacobs has since become one of the league’s premier players, earning a Pro Bowl selection in his first season and leading all rookie running backs with 1,150 rushing yards.
Jacobs was born on February 11th 1997 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Growing up, he had to overcome tough circumstances as his mother dealt with drug addiction and his father also spent time in jail for various crimes. He lived with his grandmother but struggled financially throughout much of childhood before eventually being able to move into government housing when he turned 12 years old. Despite these struggles, Jacobs was able to persevere and make something out of himself by playing football at McLain High School where he was a three-star recruit that ranked 86th nationally among running backs according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
In 2016, Josh committed to play college football at Alabama under coach Nick Saban and made an immediate impact as part of their 2017 National Championship team that won over Clemson Tigers during Sugar Bowl Game Underclassman year only carried ball 26 times showing patience talent while learning behind elders Bo Scarbrough Damien Harris . During 2018 season saw him move into starting role Set single game school record yardage against Arkansas Razorbacks Season total 640 yards 8 Touch down which earned him First Team All-SEC honors . Following graduating from school entered draft considered second best RB behind former teammate Damien Harris earning spot NFL Scouting Combine due combination speed power size vision skillset Would later be selected 24th overall 2019 NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Quinnen Williams taken ahead him many scouts viewed selection steal terms value acquired round still providing benefit every snap takes field
Though Josh endured difficult situations growing up; he never gave up on himself or allowed failures define who he is today Instead hard work determination have driven success story thus far will remain cornerstone continued development future career In turn has inspired legions youth fans through speaking engagements events educational programs demonstrate strength resilience rise challenging environments Lasting legacy may yet established young man journeyed unlikely heights became star professional athlete “I want kids know if I can do it you can too said once” quote sums essence inspiring life story Josh Jacobs
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