Jahvid Andre Best is an Olympic track and field athlete and a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at California, setting several school records, including most all-purpose yards in a single season and most rushing yards in a single game. Best also led the Pac-10 in total rushing yards in 2008. Best competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics, representing Saint Lucia in track and field.
|Date of birth:||January 30, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Vallejo, California|
|High school:||Richmond (CA) Salesian|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 1/ Pick: 30|
About Jahvid Best
NFL running back whose career was plagued with injuries, mostly concussion related, after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2010. He was forced to retire from professional football in 2013.
He was the top rusher in the Pac-10 in 2008 while playing for the University of California, Berkeley.
He was named to the Saint Lucia track and field team for the 2016 Olympics.
He grew up in California with his younger sister, Laurie.
He became teammates with All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson after being drafted by the Lions in 2010.
Information related to Jahvid Best
- http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/best_jahvid00.html California Golden Bears bio
- http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/profiles/jahvid-best?id=497147 NFL Combine profile