Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

#8 Running Back
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2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON STATS
233 ATT
805 YDS
63 LNG
6 TD
61.9 Y/G

Personal Information

Full Name Josh Jacobs
DOB (Age) 11-02-1998 (26 yrs)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)
Weight 223 lbs (101 kgs)
College University of Alabama
Draft 2019 - Rd: 1, Pick: 24 (OAK)

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NFL dismisses Josh Jacobs' concerns over gang-related jersey ban for Packers-Eagles opener NFL dismisses Josh Jacobs' concerns over gang-related jersey ban for Packers-Eagles opener
NFL dismisses Josh Jacobs' concerns over gang-related jersey ban for Packers-Eagles opener
Josh Jacobs reveals reason behind NFL's decision to bar Eagles and Packers from wearing green in Brazil: "It's gotta do with the gangs" Josh Jacobs reveals reason behind NFL's decision to bar Eagles and Packers from wearing green in Brazil: "It's gotta do with the gangs"
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"They made a business decision": Josh Jacobs gives Raiders fan closure over $48,000,000 Packers move in free agency "They made a business decision": Josh Jacobs gives Raiders fan closure over $48,000,000 Packers move in free agency
"They made a business decision": Josh Jacobs gives Raiders fan closure over $48,000,000 Packers move in free agency

Josh Jacobs: A Brief Biography

Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs


Josh Jacobs is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders (then Oakland Raiders) in the National Football League. The franchise drafted the RB as the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft.


The Raiders RB attended the University of Alabama in college where he established himself as one of the top backs in the country. Jacobs’ most important and famous game in his college career came against the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game. Playing with flu, the RB ran for 83 yards in 8 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Josh Jacobs has been phenomenal since entering the league. He’s a two time pro bowler. 2022 NFL rushing yards leader and also won the Jim Brown Award.


Josh Jacobs’ rise to NFL stardom is the classic rags to riches story. In this page, we will dive deep into his career, his personal life and his humble upbringing.



NameJoshua Jacobs
Age24
DOB11 February 1998
NationalityAmerican
Mother NameLachelle Jacobs
Father nameMarty Jacobs
ProfessionAmerican Football Running Back
Net Worth$10 million
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight223 lb (101 kg)
EducationUniversity of Alabama
Relationship StatusUnknown

Josh Jacobs Early Life

Josh Jacobs’ story is the American Dream. The Raiders RB has overcome a lot of struggles growing up. Jacobs was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S to Marty and Lachelle Jacobs.


Josh Jacobs was a phenom during his high school career. Playing for the McLain High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the RB accumulated 5,372 yards and scored 56 touchdowns. The numbers were astonishing and out of the world that even local newspapers believed that the coach was making it up.


Jacobs did not have any offers after his high school. He was taught to work and do things the right way, by his father. He did. But things had to change. A man from Texas named G. Smith was impressed by Jacobs’ talent and took notice.


He helped Jacobs create a Twitter account and post his high school highlights. And then, the internet did its thing. Calls and offers from various universities started to flood in.


Jacobs had offers from New Mexico State, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Missouri, Purdue. The RB was close to committing to Wyoming until Alabama showed up. Growing up, it was his favorite college and when the offer came, it was a no brainer for the RB to pick it up.

Josh Jacobs College Career


Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs



Josh Jacobs’ freshman year with Alabama was shared with Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough. Harris now plays for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and Scarbrough, for the Birmingham Stallions in USFL. Jacobs played 14 games in his first season and put up solid numbers, rushing for 567 yards in 85 carries and scoring four touchdowns.


In his sophomore season, Jacobs played with a broken ankle for most of the year. He rushed for 284 yards in 46 carries and scored a touchdown.


2018 was Josh Jacobs’ most memorable season. The world took notice of the RB’s on field exploits. The SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs was Jacobs’ Jordan Flu Game. The former Crimson Tide put on a show, rushing for 83 yards and scoring two TDs, while being sick and taking IVs before, during and after the game. He won the MVP.


Jacobs declared for the 2019 NFL draft on the back of a solid junior year. He had 120 carries, rushing for 640 yards and scoring 11 TDs. The RB also caught 20 catches and had 247 receiving yards, scoring three TDs.

Josh Jacobs NFL Career

Josh Jacobs was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders (then Oakland Raiders) as the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Thanks to the Khalil Mack trade, the Raiders received four draft picks and hit the money with Josh Jacobs selection.


Jacobs made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos in a 24-16 win on Monday Night Football. The RB instantly made an impact by scoring two TDs, rushing for 85 yards in 23 carries. He became the first RB in franchise history to rush for 100 yards as a rookie.


Jacobs’ 1,150-yard rookie season saw him being named to the NFL All-Rookie Team and winning the PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year.


Josh Jacobs made his first pro bowl appearance after his stellar second NFL season with the Raiders. The RB had 273 carries, 1,065 rushing yards and scored 12 TDs. The following year, in 2021, Josh Jacobs scored 9 touchdowns while rushing for 872 yards in 217 carries.


2022 was a special season for the Raiders RB. Jacobs made his first All-pro selection, second pro bowl appearance and also won the first ever Jim Brown award. The title is given to the player with the most rushing yards in the season. Jacobs had 340 carries and rushed for 1,653 yards, scoring 12 TDs.


The Raiders RB is currently in his fifth season in the NFL.


Josh Jacobs Family Background

Josh Jacobs came up from humble beginnings. The Raiders RB was homeless growing up. His parents, Marty and Lachelle Jacobs got divorced when Jacobs was in his fourth grade.


He moved with his father after the divorce. Jacobs slept on his relatives’ couch while his father’s apartment was getting ready. Eventually the father and son slept in their Suburban, with Jacobs’ father always having a gun on his chest to protect him.


Jacobs’ motivation has been his father. Mary Jacobs never resorted to dealing with drugs, although it was an easy way out. He showed his kids the example of doing things the right way.


After winning the custody battle with Lachelle, Josh’s three brothers and sister moved in with them. The family found it extra difficult and survived on white rice and ramen. Marty Jacobs eventually found a steady job after two years of moving from motel to motel.


Josh Jacobs Girlfriend

The current relationship status of Josh Jacobs is unknown.


Josh Jacobs Kids

Josh Jacobs has a son, Braxton. The baby’s mother is Janee Brown. Jacobs has previously mentioned his son, Braxton, being a prime motivation for him to do well on the field. The Raider RB wants to be a good father, just like his, and set an example for his son.


Josh Jacobs Social Media

Josh Jacobs has a social media following of over 748,400 followers with over 528,000 on Instagram and over 220,400 on X.


Jacobs is very active on Instagram, where he shares a behind the scenes look into his training. He also shares his highlight clips from the games, his gameday outfits and different stats of his performances. The RB uses X to share his opinions and motivational quotes which serve as gentle reminders.



Josh Jacobs Net Worth

Josh Jacobs’ net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. The 25-year-old RB earned $2,122,281 last year with the Raiders. Jacobs signed the four-year $11,933,398 rookie contract after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders)


Josh Jacobs Brand Deals and Endorsements

Josh Jacobs is a well known name in the NFL, attracting various endorsements. According to OSDB, the RB has partnerships with the following brands:

  • Nike

  • Kia

  • Draftkings

  • Tide

  • Body Armor

  • Snickers

  • Sleep Number



Josh Jacobs Achievements

Josh Jacobs is the star running back for the Raiders. Since getting drafted, the RB has had phenomenal production on the field, breaking various records and setting new ones. Here are few of his accomplishments in his football career:


First-team All-Pro (2022)

2× Pro Bowl (2020, 2022)

NFL rushing yards leader (2022)

Jim Brown Award (2022)

PFWA All-Rookie Team (2019)

CFP national champion (2017)


Josh Jacobs Contract

Josh Jacobs is currently under a one year 1 year, $11,791,000 with the Las Vegas Raiders. The deal has a signing bonus of $2,500,004 and $10,091,000 in guarantees.


Josh Jacobs was in a contract dispute with the franchise in the 2023 NFL offseason over pay parity, after the Raiders franchise tagged him. The RB held out. Both the parties then agreed on a one-year contract before the 2023 season began.


Here is a further breakdown of the contract, according to Sportrac:


YEARBASE SALARYSIGNINGROSTER/GMCAP HITDEAD CAPYEARLY CASHCASH AAV
2023$7,590,996$2,500,004$1,700,000$11,791,000$10,091,000$11,791,000$11,791,000

Josh Jacobs Diet

There are no official details on Josh Jacobs’ diet.


Josh Jacobs House

There is no information on where Josh Jacobs stays.


Josh Jacobs was homeless growing up. He and his father used to live in their car. And when the siblings moved in, they kept bouncing from one motel to another.

But after the Raiders drafted the RB, Josh Jacobs bought his father a home in Oklahoma.


Josh Jacobs Car

Josh Jacobs used to drive an Acura NSX which was worth $160,000. However the supercar got crashed when the RB was involved in an accident.


It is unclear if Josh Jacobs has got a new car since the details have not be disclosed.

FAQs

In 2023, Josh Jacobs will earn $10,091,000, with $7,590,996 as base salary and $2,500,004 in signing bonuses.

Josh Jacobs was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders (then Oakland Raiders) in the year 2019.

Josh Jacobs revealed that he changed his jersey number from 28 to 8 because it made him feel like a superhero.

Josh Jacobs ran a 40-yard dash of 4.6 during his pro day. In the second pro day, he clocked the range of 4.52 - 4.56.

The 25-year-old Raiders RB is 5 feet and 10 inches tall.

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