Josh Jacobs’ six-year-old son ‘may have saved running back’s dad’s life by calling 911’ as Raiders star’s father undergoes emergency heart surgery with son set to win rushing title
Josh Jacobs’ young son may have saved a life this week when he found his grandfather Marty sick on Tuesday.
Braxton, a six-year-old, called 911 when he sensed something was wrong with Jacobs’ father, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
And it’s clear the boy’s instincts were right because Marty had to undergo emergency heart surgery this week.
Josh Jacobs pays tribute to his father by wearing ‘Pops’ over his eye black at Chiefs game
Jacobs’ father reportedly remains hospitalized in intensive care, but plans to watch the Raiders’ season finale against the Chiefs on Saturday.
Jacobs paid tribute to his father by writing ‘Pops’ on his eye black for the game.
The running back, who led the league in rushing yards in the final week of the season, spent time with his father this week back home in Tulsa, Oklahoma and did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.
The Raiders running back is also dealing with hip and oblique injuries, although his father urged him to return to Vegas and play in Saturday afternoon’s game against the Chiefs.
Jacobs ran for 1,608 yards and 12 touchdowns in the best season of his career
Entering Week 18, Jacobs led the NFL with 1,608 yards – 179 yards more than the Titans’ Derrick Henry (1,429).
It was the best individual season of Jacobs’ career, and it was his first rushing title.
At the time of publishing, Jacobs had three rushing yards in the first quarter of the game.
Despite his individual success, the Raiders (6-10) were eliminated from playoff contention.