Lamar Jackson Becomes First QB Since Michael Vick To Accomplish Rare Feat

By , RADIO.COM Sports

Lamar Jackson continues to impress in his second NFL season, and on Sunday he put himself in some elite company.

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback rushed for 111 yards in the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, becoming the first quarterback to rush for 100 yards in one half since Michael Vick rushed for 127 yards in the first half of a Nov. 26, 2006 game with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jackson ran with the ball nine times in the first half, averaging 12.3 yards per carry. He broke the 100-yard threshold on a 29-yard scramble at the end of the first half. He also rushed for a 21-yard touchdown.

It is not the first time Jackson has torched the Bengals with his legs. In his first career start last year, Jackson rushed for over 100 yards, becoming the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to do so in his first career start.

Last week, Jackson tied his teammate, Robert Griffin III, as the fastest quarterback to reach 1,000 career rushing yards — doing so in 21 games.

Jackson has not just been doing it with his legs, either. He also threw for 150 yards at halftime on Sunday, becoming just the fourth quarterback in the last 15 years to have 150 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in a half.

He finished Sunday’s game with 236 passing yards and 152 rushing yards en route to a 23-17 victory to improve the Ravens to 4-2 and atop the AFC North.

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