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

Josh Jacobs
No. 28 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-02-11) February 11, 1998 (age 21)
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 7, 2019
Rushing yards:554
Rushing average:5.1
Rushing touchdowns:4
Receptions:9
Receiving yards:87
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

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

College careerEdit

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.[3] After the season, it was revealed that he had been playing on a broken ankle for most of the season.[4] As a junior, he was named the MVP of the 2018 SEC Championship Game after rushing for 83 yards with two touchdowns.[5][6]

College statisticsEdit

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 5.9 16 48 571 11.9 5 299 2,062 6.9 21

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
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[7]

The Oakland Raiders selected Jacobs in the first round (24th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8] 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.[9]

2019Edit

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 win. [10] In Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacobs rushed 12 times for 99 yards as the Raiders lost 28-10. [11] In week 5 against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jacobs rushed 26 times for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns and caught 3 passes for 20 yards in the 24-21 win. [12]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Paschall, David (August 14, 2018). "Healthy Josh Jacobs ready to shine for Alabama". Times Free Press. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Byington, Alex. "Unlikely SEC MVP Jacobs kept Crimson Tide in game with two touchdowns". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Joshua Jacobs Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 26, 2019). "Oakland Raiders select RB Josh Jacobs at No. 24". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Raiders Sign First-Round Pick RB Josh Jacobs". Raiders.com. July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  11. ^ "Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Josh Jacobs rallies Raiders past Bears 24-21". www.espn.com. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.

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