Shadow Creek High School Quarterback Jamarian George
Every year, thousands of Texas kids dream about doing what Jamarian George did Saturday at AT&T Stadium. The Shadow Creek quarterback rushed for a 99-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Class 5A Division I state championship against Highland Park.
That long run helped the Sharks believe again in a game they trailed by 18 points. But he also was under tremendous pressure all afternoon from Highland Park’s relentless defensive line led by Prince Dorbah.
Early Life and Education
Jamarian George was born and raised in Manvel, Oklahoma. He is the oldest of six children. He was a spirited and dedicated child who always had a smile on his face. He was also a very good student, with a high GPA and an outstanding scholastic career. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.
He has a great sense of humor and is very helpful to others, building relationships from all walks of life. He is a true asset to any team and will do his best to make an impact on the field. He has a big future ahead of him and looks forward to continuing his success in the sports world. We are grateful for his bright light & will miss him greatly!
George had a career day on Saturday, rushing for 88 yards and three touchdowns to help the Sharks to an upset win over regional rival Wagner. He also threw for a pair of touchdowns, including one that went for the longest in school history.
Before his college debut, George compiled a 97-35 record with two state championships as a quarterback at Pearland (Texas) Shadow Creek. He is a four-year letter winner in both football and basketball at the high school. He was named North Carolina Player of the Year and earned First Team All-State honors as a senior. He is also an accomplished track star, winning the state hammer throw title in 2014 and finishing a respectable fourth at the NCAA Division II national championship meet that year.
Achievements and Honors
Throughout his high school career, Jamarian George has compiled a number of accolades. The most noteworthy would be his senior year where he led Shadow Creek to the 5A Division 1 state title game against Highland Park.
Despite a stout effort from the Highland Park defense, it was George’s 99-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that truly stood out. It was the longest run from scrimmage in state championship history and no one will ever top that performance.
For his efforts, the Pearland (Texas) native was lauded as the star of the show. He was crowned the District 10-5A’s most valuable player and also claimed the aforementioned game-winning touchdown. As a junior, George set a school record for passing yards and led the team to an 18-win season.
Jamarian George’s personal life was difficult at times. He had to cope with his mother’s multiple run-ins with the law concerning instances of child abuse.
His mother, Anita Lawhorn, has been in trouble with the law for several years now. She has been removed from her home and taken into custody on various occasions due to child abuse allegations.
She also has had her children placed in foster care. She was a single parent and lived in a house without utilities, and drug paraphernalia was found in the bathroom.
When Jamarion was arrested in August, he told police he had been planning the murder for a year, according to reports. He also admitted that he swallowed pink pills, and took an eight-inch steak knife from the kitchen.