Josh Jacobs: Rookie football player who was homeless buys dad new house

Josh Jacobs: Rookie football player who was homeless buys dad new house

- Josh Jacobs, American football player, finally buys his dad a house

- The Oakland Raiders rookie was homeless when he was a child

- Jacobs witnessed his dad working hard to provide for him and his siblings

- Thus, he bought his old man a house to thank him for all he had done

Oakland Raiders rookie, Josh Jacobs, started off the new year with an unforgettable gesture to his dad.

The former University of Alabama running back thanked his dad for all the sacrifices he made by buying him a new house.

According to an article on the Raiders' official website, Jacobs came from humble beginnings and he had to sleep in his dad's car at one point in his life while growing up.

Knowing what it was like being homeless and seeing the sacrifices his father made to look after him and his siblings, Jacobs wanted to give back to his dad.

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Reports revealed that the 21-year-old star bought the house for his father in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Taking to Twitter, Jacobs gushed about having the opportunity to give back to his dad.

"Blessed, just bought my pops a house," he wrote.

The Raiders also posted a video of Jacobs' dad's reaction on Twitter.

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The post was captioned: "An unforgettable gesture. @iAM_JoshJacobs thanked his father for his sacrifices growing by buying him a home in Oklahoma."

Social media users applauded Jacobs for giving back to his dad in the comment section.

Twitter user, @stunna1121, commented: "How proud his father must be not because of the home but of the man his son has become and to remember his beginnings."

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Renae S Mattson, who goes by the Twitter handle @SaraRMattson, wrote: "I have been a fan of this young man since he joined the Raiders! I love sharing his stories with my son because Josh Jacobs is the kind of role model I want for him."

Another tweep, @UchinaReaper, added: "My kind of man! Never forget where you came from and the sacrifices your dad made for you.

"Your father raised you with a blessed heart. Always keep it real, bro. Your father is the proudest man in the world." earlier reported that Super Eagles star Olarenwaju Kayode kicked off the new year on a very bright note as the striker launched his new multi-million naira mansion earlier this week.

The 26-year-old forward who has scored eight goals and registered five assists for his Turkish topflight side Gazişehir Gaziantep Football Club this campaign shared the picture of the edifice on social media.

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