|Intro||American football player|
|Is||American football player Football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||22 June 1999, Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA|
Cam Akers (born June 22, 1999) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Akers attended Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi, where he played quarterback and running back for the football team. As a senior, he rushed for 2,105 yards and 34 touchdowns, and passed for 3,128 passing yards and 31 touchdowns. For his high school career, he had 13,243 yards and 149 touchdowns. Akers was named MS Gatorade Player of The Year He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and won the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award in 2016.
Akers was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top recruits in his class. He committed to Florida State University to play college football. During what was a generally forgettable 7-6 season, Akers set the team freshman record for rushing yards during the 2017 Independence Bowl, bringing his season total to 1,025 yards. This broke the previous record of 1,008 which was set by Dalvin Cook in 2014.
On December 14, 2019, Akers announced he would be skipping the Sun Bowl to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
|All values from Sports Reference|
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 10+3⁄8 in
|4.47 s||4.42 s||35.5 in
|10 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Akers was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round, 52nd overall, in the 2020 NFL Draft. In Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Akers scored his first career touchdown on a four-yard reception in the third quarter in a 27–24 victory on Monday Night Football. In Week 14 against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football, Akers rushed for 171 yards on 29 attempts which marked the sixth-most rushing yards by any NFL player in a single game during the 2020 season and fourth-most by a Rams rookie in a single game in franchise history. The Rams won the game by a score of 24–3. Akers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 14.
In the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks, Akers rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown and caught 2 passes for 45 yards during the 30–20 win. In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Green Bay Packers, Akers rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown during the 32–18 loss.
On July 20, 2021, Akers ruptured his Achilles in practice, effectively ending his 2021 season.