Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs had a 2019 to remember to say the least. The former Alabama Crimson Tide running back was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the NFL draft and proved to be an immediate star and off the field as well.
While the Oakland Raiders just missed 2020 is off to an even more meaningful start. The 21-year-old announced on Tuesday that he bought his father, Marty, a new home.
Jacobs, posted on his Instagram story that he was in Stillwater, Okla. on Monday. He then shared a picture of the new house and videos of an emotional, tearful Marty.
Jacobs' parents separated in 2006. Josh and his four siblings originally stayed with their mother as the father fought for custody, as Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer described in a 2018 feature at his time at Alabama. But Jacobs decided to move in with his father, who was struggling with money, before a decision on custody was made. They both spent weeks sleeping on the streets of Tulsa in his Chevy.
Jacobs rushed for 1,150 yards in just 13 games and smashed the Raiders' rookie rushing yards record, which was previously held by Marcus Allen.