Brandon Jenkins

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Brandon Jenkins
No. --     Free agent
Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-09) February 9, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Tallahassee (FL) FSU School
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Debuted in 2013 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2nd Team All-ACC (2011)
  • 2nd Team All-American (2010)
  • 1st Team All-ACC (2010, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 1
Quarterback sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at

Brandon Jenkins (born February 9, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Florida State University as a defensive end. The Washington Redskins selected him in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Product of the Florida State University School. Jenkins carried a four-star rating and was considered the No. 13 weakside defensive end in the nation by as a senior.[1]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman Jenkins played in 12 of 13 games after enrolling in January 2009. He had 12 total tackles and three tackles for loss, including one in the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia. He saw his playing time increase in passing situations late in the season. He managed to lead the team in quarterback hurries with four. Jenkins announced his arrival with an impressive spring practice just two months after graduating a semester early from high school and becoming the lone early enrollee.

Jenkins was selected as the most improved defensive lineman at the end of spring practice after establishing himself as the starter at right end. He was an unblockable force for the Gold team in the spring game, sharing the winning team lead with six tackles, including a game-high three sacks.

As a true sophomore in 2010 Jenkins has recorded 62 tackles, 13.5 sacks, and 21.5 tackles for loss and was named Team MVP, 1st team All ACC, and 2nd team All America according to and[2] Among his most impressive games was a career-high nine tackle performance, including 3.5 for loss and two sacks against Boston College and their All-ACC offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo. Jenkins was considered one of the best defensive ends in the country and future high NFL Draft pick.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Jenkins was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round, with the 162nd overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[4] He signed a four-year contract on May, 2013 that counted roughly $449,125 against the Redskins 2013 salary cap number.[5][6]

On July 27, 2014, the Redskins waived Jenkins.[7]


  1. ^ weakside defensive ends 2009
  2. ^ stats
  3. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  4. ^ Czarda, Stephen (April 27, 2013). "Jenkins Added To Loaded Linebacker Unit". Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (May 13, 2013). "Redskins Sign Draft Picks Rambo, Jenkins". Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  6. ^ McMillan, Keith (May 13, 2013). "Redskins sign Rambo, Jenkins; five rookie draftees still unsigned". Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (July 27, 2014). "Redskins waive OLB Brandon Jenkins, activate Mo Hurt". Retrieved 2014-07-27. 

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