Cameron James Akers (born May 6, 1999), nicknamed “Cam,” is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was participating in college football. He was selected by the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft while attending Florida State University.
Cameron Akers Early Life:
Akers was born on May 6, 1998, in Clinton, Mississippi. He attended Clinton High School, where he played football and ran track. As a senior in 2016, Akers was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi after rushing for 2,105 yards and 28 touchdowns. In track & field, Akers competed as a sprinter during his high school career.
Cameron Akers Family:
Cameron is the son of James and Vickie Akers. He has one sister, Katie. His cousin, Josh Jacobs, is also an NFL running back.
Cameron Akers Education:
Akers attended Clinton High School, where he played football and ran track. As a senior in 2016, Akers was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi after rushing for 2,105 yards and 28 touchdowns. In track & field, Akers competed as a sprinter during his high school career.
Later, he continued playing collegiate football at Florida State University.
Cameron Akers Personal Life:
Cam Akers is currently single. Like many celebrities and famous people, Cam keeps his personal and love life private.
Cameron Akers Astrology Sign :
Akers is a Taurus. The bull represents the earth sign of Taurus. Like their celestial spirit animal, the Taurean prefers to relax in serene, rural areas surrounded by peaceful scents, delectable tastes, and soft noises.
Taureans are physical and tactile people who enjoy touching and being touched. They are doggedly determined, extremely patient, and tend to be stable and down-to-earth. Above all else, Taurus is an aesthetic creature.
Cameron Akers Physical stats :
Akers is 6 feet tall and weighs 213 pounds. His arm length is 31 3/4 inches, and his hand size is 9 1/2 inches.
Cameron Akers Career:
Akers began his college career at Florida State in 2016. As a freshman, he played in all 13 games, starting three. He finished the season with 1,024 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Akers started all 13 games as a sophomore and rushed for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a junior, Akers again started all 13 games and rushed for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns.
After his junior season, Akers decided to forgo his senior year and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. On April 25, 2020, Akers was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round with the 52nd overall pick.
Sean McVay Discloses Rams Plan for Cam Akers And Darrell Henderson
Rams head coach Sean McVay explained why Cam Akers didn’t see the field more during Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Akers, the Rams’ second-round pick in this year’s draft, was active for the game but only played four snaps on offense. He didn’t have any touches.
After the game, McVay was asked about Akers’ role and why he didn’t see the field more against the Colts.
“It was just how the flow of the game went,” McVay said. “We didn’t get a ton of plays off, offensively. We were rolling with Malcolm (Brown) and Darrell (Henderson) when we did.
“Cam did a great job in there,” McVay continued. “We’ve got confidence in all three of those guys. We’ll continue to roll them the way we see fit.”
Akers’ four snaps on offense were tied for the fewest among Rams running backs. Henderson played 19 snaps, and Brown played 17.
Henderson had 14 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown, while Brown had eight carries for 44 yards. Akers didn’t have any carries.
The Rams ran the ball 31 times as a team against the Colts. Akers’ lack of playing time was likely because the Rams were trying to get Henderson and Brown more work early in the season.
Akers is expected to see a bigger role as the season goes on. He’s the Rams’ best running back and should be in line for a significant workload once he gets more comfortable with the offense.
For now, Akers will have to wait his turn behind Henderson and Brown.
Cameron Akers Awards and achievements:
Cam Akers was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi after rushing for 2,105 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior in 2016.
He was also a consensus five-star recruit and was ranked as the No. 1 running back in 2017 by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com, and Rivals.com.
Akers was also a two-time All-American (2017, 2018) and a three-time All-ACC selection (2016-2018).
Cam Akers Controversy:
In May 2020, a video surfaced on social media of Akers allegedly participating in a fight with another man. The video showed Akers throwing multiple punches before being pulled away. When exactly the incident occurred is unknown.
Akers’ agent released a statement saying that the running back was not involved in any altercation and was merely attempting to stop a fight between two other people.
Cameron Akers Net Worth:
Akers’ net worth is estimated to be $1. 5 million.
Cameron Akers Media Presence:
He often posts about his training, workouts, and preparation for the upcoming season. He also regularly posts photos of himself with family and friends.