Alabama Running Back Josh Jacobs Is Living the Impossible Dream

by Adam Kramer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When he arrived at Alabama, Josh Jacobs spent his first few months sleeping on the floor in his dorm room. Not because he didn't have a bed. But because after years of sleeping on couches, on motel floors and in the back seat of his father's maroon Chevy Suburban, he was more comfortable there.

Forget about the football reality he faced as a 3-star running back recruit out of a little-known high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, joining an assembly line of 5-star players at the sport's mecca.

"I got my three stars when Alabama offered," Jacobs clarifies. "But before then, I didn't have any stars."

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