American NFL player & 2-time All-Pac-12 linebacker Myles Jack has no words to thank his mom, La Sonjia Jack, who shaped his NFL career.
La Sonjia’s son Myles Jack plays as a linebacker for Pittsburgh Steelers after the Jaguars waived him ahead of the 2022 season.
The 2016 NFL Draft pick is running on his seventh NFL season in 2022.
Widely famous as an NFL mom, Myles Jack’s mother, La Sonjia, raised the UCLA alumnus and his younger brother as a single parent. Besides being a doting NFL mom, she is a speaker and business executive who works for Cox Communications (2015- Now).
To provide her children the chance to thrive, La Sonjia helped the family through cross-country moves and challenging decisions- picking the best representation agency and the perfect institution.
Myles’ mother’s work ethic has always influenced his behavior, which has helped him become responsible and self-sufficient.
Stay with us to know more about La Sonjia Jack, the mother of Myles Jack, and further insights into family, career & earnings.
Myles Jack Mother | Quick Facts
|La Sonjia Fisher Jack
|La Sonjia Jack
|In her 50s
|H. David Jack
|Myles Jack and Jahlen Jack
|Bachelor’s degree in Business
Master’s degree in Organizational Management
|Business Executive and Entrepreneur
|Myles Jack Mother
Myles Jack Mother La Sonjia Jack | Family & Education
La Sonjia Jack was born in Illinois, Chicago, to a family background with African-American roots. Though, she has remained mum about the detail of her early life and parents.
On her Instagram, La Sonjia, the momma of NFL player Myles Jack, often shares pictures of her family members- including her brother Jovan and mother (Myle’s grandma).
She doesn’t dwell on her past but focuses on a fruitful present and future.
Mrs. Jack is an educated, cultured, knowledgeable, and accomplished woman.
After attending Evanston Township High School (1983-87), she enrolled at
Arizona State University in 1993 and graduated with a General Business degree in 1995.
Then, La Sonjia pursued her Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix- graduated in 2003.
The thirst for learning for La Sonjia was yet to quench. So, she enrolled at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business- there, she studied Executive Leadership Development program from 2018 to 2019.
The Atlanta Business Journal has listed her as one of the Most Powerful Women In Business.
La Sonjia Jack (Myles Jack’s Mother) | Career Journey
While acting as a ladder to her son’s way to one of the top NFL linebackers, La Sonjia also carved her own path.
Her LinkedIn profile shows she currently works as AVP Retail Operations/Quality Assurance for Cox Communications Solutions. La Sonjia joined the company in February 2015.
Before this, the NFL star’s mother served at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington- she was Sr. Director of Business Programs from August 2013 to February 2015, after promotion from Sr. Director of Retail Stores (2011-13).
But all these success stories came after decade-long years of dedication.
In the late 90s, La Sonjia Jack worked as a Pacbell (SBC Communications) sales manager. Moreover, she gave her 11 years to AT&T (formerly Cingular Wireless)- serving in different positions:
- National Distribution Director (1997- 2008)
- Channel Development Manager (2004- 2005)
- Channel Manager (2001-2004)
Moreover, she worked for T Mobile USA for 2 years; as Director Of Business of Sales Operations (2009-11) before promotion to Regional Director.
The UCLA Bruins Alliance Board member is also involved in charity work.
She launched a non-profit named The LJ Way Foundation, which aims to provide guidance & support to families to deal with complexities while nurturing young athletes.
Myles Jack Mother | Married Life, Husband & Kids
Myles Jack’s mother, La Sonjia, is already in bliss with a successful career- of hers and her sons: Myles and Jahlen. However, the family did go through some colds in the early days.
La Sonjia was in a marital relationship with H. David Jack- they lived together with her two young sons. However, the happiness of the family was volatile.
Shortly before Myles’ high school days started, they (La Sonjia and H. David) went through a divorce.
It took a toll on Myles Jack- it followed his relocation to Seattle with his mother before they moved back to Georgia during his junior year.
As reported, after the divorce, Myles Jack and his father were entirely out of communication with whom he tried to re-establish a relationship after enrolling in UCLA.
In 2014, it was reported that the NFL player’s mother was dating a new guy– none other than his friend Budda Baker’s father– they had been dating for nearly 3 years by then.
La Sonjia, the proud mama of two athlete sons, is yet to comment on her current relationship status.
What Are Her Hobbies?
LJ loves traveling a lot. She posts her travel stories on Instagram. She has visited England, France, Dubai, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and almost every state of the USA. Recently, she visited South Africa.
“Sometimes you must put RELAXATION at the top of your list. Be Adventurous!” she says.
Myles Jack Mother, La Sonjia Jack | Support & Presence
Myles Jack is lucky to have a very supportive, encouraging, and caring mother to look up to.
Myles’s mother, LaSonjia, loves flaunting her ‘MOMMA JACK’ jersey in her son’s NFL games.
Also, she makes it to the stadium to watch almost all her son’s games. She enjoys sharing photos of her sons online.
On April 28, 2016, La Sonjia attended the 2016 NFL Draft night at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. She shared that experience as “fabulous” that overwhelmed her with tears.
“It was always apart of us, and then to actually be there, that was absolutely fabulous.
We get out the car and it’s the red carpet. And literally, I thought I was going to burst out in tears. Because then it was like this is happening. This is real. Fans were screaming ‘Myles Jack, we love you! We love you!’ and that’s when I was like ‘you know what, he did it.”
Moreover, La Sonjia Jack said it was a dream come true for Myles, who wanted to get into a football career since six years old.
They would watch Draft together- it became a sort of family tradition.
La Sonjia Jack | Social Media Engagement
La Sonjia Jack is active on her social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. She doesn’t have Twitter as of this writing.
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Her posts clearly show her friendly, fierce, and positive mentality. She loves motivating people and has a grateful attitude toward life. In addition to recreational travel posts, she loves posting about business.
What Does La Sonjia Jack Say About Her Son Myles?
In an interview, Myles Jack’s mother, LaSonjia Jack, was questioned about her son Myles.
She said of Myles’ interest in football from a very young age. Further, at about six, he asked his mother if he was old enough to play football.
So, of course, LJ signed him up. They had a lot of great games- in his first year, he actually went to the championship.
She is one happy mother who saved a newspaper clipping from it when they won at six years old!
LJ remembers her son Myles being very aggressive in his sport during high school. In addition, he played both ways (running back & linebacker), even in high school.
Myles even won the accolades like Seattle Times Football Player of the Year and was in the ‘Army All-American Game.’
At that point, La Sonjia started to realize something special about football. she realized football is the game that her son loves and excels at. Then when he got all of the colleges’ offers, she knew that this was probably his future.
Brief About Myles Jack
Born Myles David Jack on September 3, 1995, the Scottsdale, Arizona native is a linebacker for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers (2022- Now) with jersey number #51.
From Bellevue High School to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the 6 feet 1-inch (1.85 m) tall player made impressive career stats.
Myles Jack became Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year, and Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, in 2013.
After sustaining a knee injury that ended his 2015 season, Jack dropped out of UCLA and announced his intention to enter the draft.
He played with the Jaguars for six seasons until the 2021-22 season.
While at Jaguars, he started in 82 out of 86 games- returning 46 yards interceptions, 97 fumble yards, and 335 solo tackles.
Ahead of the 2022-23 season, Jack agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 17, 2022.
It would keep him an unrestricted free agent through the 2023-24 season.
La Sonjia (Mother Of Myles Jack) | Net Worth & Earnings
As a business executive with more than 2 decades of experience, La Sonjia collected a decent sum of money. Currently working as Asst. Vice President at Cox Communications, she earns a salary in the 6-digit figure annually.
La Sonjia Jack owns a net worth of around $500,000 as of February 2024.
Well, her eldest son, Myles Jack, an acclaimed NFL player, earns a salary of $1.5 million and a $6.5 million signing bonus (totals $8 million) in the 2022 season with the Steelers.
After his waiver from Jacksonville Jaguars, he signed a two-year $16 million deal with Pittsburgh Steelers on March 16, 2022.
There, Myles joins the top rooster of the Steelers, like T.J. Watt, Cameron Heyward, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Diontae Johnson, and Najee Harris.
Previously, he had a four-year $6.33 million contract and another four-year $57 million contract extension with the Jaguars.
Unlike Myles, his younger brother Jahlen transferred his interest to basketball. He plays collegiate basketball at Tarleton State University of Stephenville, Texas, and wears jersey number #10.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
What are Myles Jack‘s mother‘s work principles?
She believes in being focused on every work you do. So, she seeks comfort in discomforts while working on dreams to bring success.
Is Myles Jack‘s brother Jahlen a player?
Yes, Myles Jack‘s brother, Jahlen Jack, is also a player. Unlike Myles, he likes to play basketball and plays for Tarleton State University of Stephenville.