Lamar Jackson earns praise after knocking down photographer, immediately picking her up

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't have the best performance during Sunday's overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his actions on the sideline are earning him brownie points with fans.

After stiff-arming TJ Watt to evade a sack, Jackson was pushed to the sideline by Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The shove by Tuitt didn't just send Jackson out of bounds — it also caused him to tumble into a photographer, who fell backward, losing her camera.

Jackson, who did not appear to be injured on the play, immediately stood up and walked over to the photographer, picking her up and briefly embracing her before heading back onto the field.

Tuitt was flagged on the play for a late hit.

The photographer involved, Shelley Lipton, took to Twitter to comment on Jackson's chivalrous action — and to share the shot she was able to capture despite the incoming tackle.

Other fans also praised the young quarterback, calling him a "good young man" and "the nicest guy in the whole league."

See more fan reactions below: 

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Fans praise Lamar Jackson for helping photographer
Lamar Jackson REALLY is a good guy 💜 https://t.co/fSoko22DJ7
@CBSSports This guy seriously might be the nicest guy in the whole league. How people can hate on him is beyond me.
@CBSSports How can you hate him 🤷‍♂️
@CBSSports The more stuff I see and read about this kid I really like him. A good young man
@CBSSports @PeakLamar https://t.co/qZMTyx79YW
@CBSSports Chivalry and just good manners are not completely dead.
@CBSSports His momma raised him right👍
@CBSSports @NFLonCBS I always like to see a player do this, no matter if they ran over a man or a woman.
@CBSSports One classy young man - from everything I have seen and ready; this is hell of a good man. Huge fan here.
@CBSSports That's a good dude there
@CBSSports @NFLonCBS Gets right up, ignores Tuitt and does the right thing. Good man.
@CBSSports @NFLonCBS That boy momma raised him right https://t.co/G2kKjSOC5j
@YahooSports Yes he is! just an outstanding young man and we need more like him...Power to the People...everyday people....
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Jackson finished Sunday's game with one touchdown and three interceptions while being sacked five times. It was a down week for the young quarterback, but his Ravens managed to eke out a win over their rival Steelers thanks to a fumble by JuJu Smith-Schuster in overtime.

Baltimore will next take on the 0-5 Cincinnati Bengals, another division rival, at home this Sunday.

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