Former Alabama RB Josh Jacobs accomplishes historic feat in remarkable rookie season with Oakland Raiders
With 104 rushing yards on 17 carries on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, former Alabama RB Josh Jacobs accomplished something that no other Oakland Raiders rookie’s done in history.
Jacobs became the first rookie in Raiders history to rush for 1,000 yards, according to the Raiders. He’s rewritten several records this year and this is just another one on the list. He’s the 21st player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards over his first 12 career games. It’s the 16th time it’s been done in franchise history, and he’s done it to the tune of 4.8 yards per carry.
Jacobs entered Sunday’s game with 957 yards and 7 touchdowns on 201 rushing attempts. His fifth carry on Sunday gave Jacobs 43 rushing yards against the Chiefs to reach 1,000.
Through 12 weeks in the NFL, Jacobs was 5th in the league in yards after contact with 715.
Jacobs was taken the first round, 24th overall, in the NFL Draft.
At Alabama, he appeared in 42 games with 1,491 rushing yards on 251 rushes (5.9 avg.) with 16 TDs, adding 48 receptions for 571 yards (11.9 average) and 5 TDs. He also had 18 kickoff returns for 514 yards with one TD, which ranked third in school history with an average of 28.6.
Here’s one of his long runs:
— Chris Reed (@ChrisReed_NFL) December 1, 2019