Josh Jacobs has had an incredible journey during his 21 years of life on Earth.
The Raiders running back was once homeless as a child, as he and his four siblings sometimes living out of a car with their dad in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Earlier this week, the No. 24 pick of the 2019 draft took to social media to say he had purchased a house for his father.
“I remember seeing him not sleep,” Jacobs told NFL Network’s Jeffri Chadiha ahead of the draft about his father. “It’s crazy because I didn’t notice that I was sleeping in a car. I was just thinking that I was falling asleep and waking up. I didn’t think anything about it because I felt safe. He would just drive around until he found a place to sleep and then I’d get up the next day and go to school.”
Marty Jacobs told Chadiha in April, “One of the things that I’m proudest of with Josh is that he trusted the process. There are a lot of things he experienced as a child that he doesn’t want his son to experience. I tear up when I talk about it because God trusted me with those kids and he trusted me not to leave. That’s why I’m glad to see Josh embracing the positive stuff from what we went through.”
Jacobs racked up 1,316 yards from scrimmage on 262 touches and seven total touchdowns in his first campaign.