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Celebrating Josh Jacobs' 22nd birthday with the top 22 plays of his rookie year

Week after week, running back Josh Jacobs rewrote the Raiders' record books en route to one of the most impressive seasons by a rookie in the team's history.

Today, the former University of Alabama product turns 22 years old, which should scare teams around the league because his career has only just begun, and he's got plenty more productive years ahead of him.

To celebrate his day of birth, we're going to look back at the best 22 plays from his first NFL season in no particular order; let's get started.

Jacobs ices the win over the Chargers with a 20-yard run through the middle of the defense.

The 22-year-old went airborne for his first career touchdown.

Jacobs jumped from the four-yard line to dive in the end zone against the Detroit Lions.

The should-be-Offensive-Rookie-of-the-Year took a handoff 21 yards on the first play against the Bengals.

Jacobs refused to go down on this 27-yard run against the Green Bay Packers, evading defenders left and right.

What do you get when you pair quality blocking with exceptional speed and strength? A 42-yard run from Josh Jacobs.

The rookie flew overseas to take flight once again, this time against the Chicago Bears.

Jacobs sped by All-Pro Khalil Mack on the edge and spun around a defender before eventually getting tackled from behind.

We didn't see it a lot, but Jacobs proved he can produce big plays when he's featured as a receiver.

Jacobs broke loose for his biggest run of the year, which was a 51-yard scamper.

Jacobs bounces the play outside for a two-yard touchdown.

Don't get in Jacobs' way unless you want to get destroyed with a truck stick.

Jacobs showed off the hands in the season opener with a 28-yard reception.

Following his fullback, Alec Ingold, Jacobs found paydirt against the division-rival Broncos.

Jacobs left the Chiefs' defense in the dust on this 35-yard run.

The rookie possesses more than just power and speed; he has some finesse in his game too - just ask Zach Cunningham.

On this 15-yard run, Jacobs eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing, becoming the first rookie running back in Raiders' history to do so.

Jacobs was determined to find the end zone against the Bears' defense on this play, and he made it happen.

It's amazing how often Jacobs was able to break off chunk gains last season, this one was a 23-yard run against the Texans.

Another Jacobs handoff, another big gain, and another first down.

Jacobs took his first carry against the Texans for 13 yards and set the tone for the rest of the game.

The Raiders may have lost this game, but on fourth down Jacobs provided a big 18-yard run.

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