It’s always special to watch athletes get humbled through their accomplishments. With all of the talent that our QB1 Lamar Jackson has, I get the feeling we’ll be a part of quite a few historic moments. Another one took place this weekend at the University of Louisville where Lamar Jackson played his legendary college career. The university honored his greatness by retiring his No. 8 jersey.
Jackson couldn’t fight back the tears while watching his honor be unveiled.
I will never forget watching Lamar Jackson terrorize the NCAA with his unbelievable talent. Jackson’s 13,175 career yardage total is the record at Louisville. He’s set, or tied 42 single-game, season, and career records during his 3 years at Louisville. He also holds 7 records in the ACC, so it goes without saying that this honor is deserved.
The scariest part of it all is that I believe Lamar’s ceiling is nowhere in sight. Even though the Ravens are fresh off of an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins, Jackson has shown improvement this year. He already owns the record for single-season rush yardage by a QB with 1,206 yards in 2019. Experts predict that he will put up even more yards thanks to the addition of the 17th game. He’s only 24. Can you imagine how many more historic moments his career will provide? Can you imagine just how insane the QB rushing record will be when he gets done? Me either. Couldn’t be happier for the kid.
Check out his acceptance speech following his jersey retirement in Louisville.