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SEE IT: Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, who was homeless for part of childhood, stuns father with new house


Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs just scored a touchdown off the field.

Jacobs, who was homeless for parts of his childhood, shocked his father by purchasing a house for him in Tulsa, Okla., as seen in an endearing video shared on social media.

“Blessed just bought my pops a house,” tweeted Jacobs, who recently completed his rookie season in the NFL.

A video posted to Jacobs’ Instagram page, meanwhile, shows his father, Marty, choking back tears and smiling ear to ear.

An unforgettable gesture.@iAM_JoshJacobs thanked his father for his sacrifices growing by buying him a home in Oklahoma.


Last April, Jacobs’ story was the subject of an ESPN video feature that referenced Marty raising his four kids on his own, often without a permanent residence, causing them to sleep in the car.

Jacobs, 21, was a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after a standout collegiate career at Alabama.

In his rookie season with Oakland, Jacobs rushed for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games.