Lamar Jackson has been the breakout star of the 2016 college football season. Leading Louisville to four dominant wins to start the year, including a 43-point drubbing of Florida State, he has clowned anybody who lined up on the other side of him.
Success on the football field is nothing new for Jackson, though.
In a recent spotlight by ESPN, we see rare high school footage that shows Jackson throwing the ball from goal-line to goal-line and hurdling would-be tacklers. Jackson shrugs off defenders, leaves them standing still and looking foolish in a way that we haven’t seen since Reggie Bush’s high school tapes.
With athleticism of his kind being so highly coveted, it was also his biggest obstacle to overcome.
In the interview, Jackson discusses his difficulty of being taken seriously as a quarterback and avoiding the athlete label while being recruited out of high school.
Louisville will need Jackson working on all cylinders tonight, as the take on ACC powerhouse, Clemson.