A true junior who enrolled at Florida in January of 2008...Has appeared in 27 games with 25 career starts...Totaled 77 tackles, five interceptions and 17 pass breakups his first two years on campus.
Jenkins was a second-team All-American selection by Associated Press, D2Football.Com, Don Hansen's Football Gazette and Daktronics. He was also a first-team All-Super Region 2 pick by both Daktronics and Don Hansen's Football Gazette and was second-team All-Gulf South Conference. He finished second in the NCAA Division II in punt returns with a 21.7 average on 18 returns. He was the only player in Division II this season to return three punts for touchdowns. The former University of Florida standout finished the year with 53 total tackles, including four tackles for loss. He added two interceptions, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. He helped lead UNA to a 9-3 record and into the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Jenkins becomes the fourth UNA player all-time to play in the Senior Bowl. Former Lions Daryl Smith (1984), Lewis Billups (1985) and Marcus Keyes (1995) also played in the Senior Bowl. While at Florida, Jenkins posted 121 tackles, eight interceptions and 25 pass breakups in 36 career starts.
Dismissed from Florida after two marijuana possession-related charges within three months (January-April 2011). First-team All-SEC selection by SEC media (second-team by league coaches) who started all 13 games at Florida in 2010. He intercepted three passes and broke up eight others on the year. He made 44 tackles, six for loss, and a sack.
Arrested in June 2009 on misdemeanor charges for being involved in a fight and fleeing police; agreed to deferred prosecution and six months' probation. Started all 13 games he appeared in and totaled 38 tackles on the season, including 33 solo...Had three tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and six pass breakups...Recorded five solo tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and one pass breakup in the Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati...Notched three tackles, all solo, in the SEC Championship Game versus Alabama...Had two solo tackles and two pass break ups against FIU...Tallied three tackles (two solo) and had his first forced fumble of the season against South Carolina.
Recorded three solo tackles and one pass breakup in the win over Vanderbilt...Amassed four tackles, all solo, against Georgia...Collected four solo tackles in the 29-19 win at Mississippi State...Tallied five total tackles (four solo) in the win at LSU...Intercepted his second pass of the season and collected two solo tackles at Kentucky...Made his season debut against Troy in impressive fashion, tallying three tackles (two for a loss) and an interception.
Earned a spot on the College Football News All-Freshman first team...Named to the Freshman All-SEC team by the league's coaches...Became just the second true freshman in school history to start at cornerback on opening day...Notched five tackles in the BCS National Championship Game against Oklahoma...Collected the third interception of his career and the second in as many games against FSU...Made his second-career pick and returned it 16 yards in the Gators' victory over The Citadel.
Collected a career-high nine tackles against LSU, including his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards...Forced a fumble on Tennessee's first drive that led to a Florida field goal...Also intercepted a pass in the end zone to prevent Tennessee from scoring as the first half came to a close...Made his Gator debut as the starter at cornerback on opening day against Hawaii, recording four tackles.
Parade All-American...EA Sports second-team All-American on defense...First-team Class 2B all-state selection as a senior...Competed at the ESPNU Under Armour High School All-American Game for the Red squad...Participated in the Burger King All-American Varsity Skills Challenge in the hands' competition...Two-way star collected six interceptions and recorded over 80 tackles as a senior, while gaining over 1,000 yards on offense...Rushed for 698 yards and six touchdowns in his junior year...Helped lead Pahokee to Florida Class 2B state titles as a junior and senior...Team also won the state title when he was a freshman...Played in four-straight state championship games...Registered 49 tackles and rushed for 698 yards on offense with six touchdowns during his junior season...Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranked as the seventh-best cornerback prospect...Ranked the No. 4 corner in the ESPN 150.
2010: Showed his toughness by playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder nearly the entire season. Injury worsened throughout the year, forcing him to miss the Outback Bowl following surgery.
- His off-field issues dropped cornerback Janoris Jenkins out of the first round, but the Rams are confident they will provide the support that will allow Jenkins to reach his potential. "With Janoris, I don't see risk - but I see so much potential for reward," Fisher told Miochael Silver of Yahoo! Sports. "He has a chance to be a very productive player in this league. We can't change the past, but we can provide an opportunity for him to be successful in the future." General manager Les Snead told Fisher, "This is part of the philosophy I've talked about - build, develop, coach. So everybody in this room who touches this player is going to be part of making him successful. He will be successful." Jenkins ended up at North Alabama after marijuana use resulted in his departure from Florida. He already has four children with three women. Ass for the marijuana issue, Jenkins told the Palm beach (Fla.) Post, "I was just being a college student. I'm pretty sure there were more guys than me that smoked. I just got caught." Jenkins also told SiriusXM, "Everybody that skipped over me, they just gonna pay for it. When they (Rams fans) get to know me, once you guys get to know me, I'm gonna be a role model for the kids outside of football. Y'all are gonna realize that I'm not a bad person, I just made a few mistakes and I learned from them. And y'all are also getting a great football player that's gonna buy into the program." That's what Fisher is counting on. - The Sports Xchange
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