Laken Tomlinson, an offensive guard with the New York Jets of the National Football League, is of Jamaican ancestry. He stands 1.91 m tall and weighs 143 kg. While a student at Lane Technical College Prep High School, he excelled in both football and track. He was selected by the Chicago Tribune and the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association as an All-State player during his senior year.
In his senior year, he received the group’s MVP award. He played collegiate football for Duke University’s Duke Blue Devils from 2010 to 2014. After being promoted to the position his freshman year, he started 52 games as a starter during his college career. He was designated an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation in his senior year.
He was named the 2015 Anthony J. McKevlin Award winner and the male ACC Athlete of the Year. He was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in August of last year. After missing the opening game of the season, he started the next 15 games at left guard in 2017.
After the 49ers elected not to exercise his fifth-year option in May 2018, he became a free agent in 2019. He did, however, consent to a three-year deal worth $18 million with the 49ers on June 22, 2018, with $10 million of that sum being guaranteed. He signed an agreement with the New York Jets in March 2022.
What nationality is Laken Tomlinson?
Laken Tomlinson is Jamaican. He was born in a town called Savanna la Mar in Jamaica.