James Jenkins (born August 17, 1967 in Staten Island, New York) is a former American football tight end that played for ten seasons in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins as a blocking specialist on offense, winning Super Bowl XXVI during the 1991 season. Jenkins attended Curtis High School. He played college football for Rutgers University. While undrafted, Joe Gibbs made a personal appeal to Jenkins to not join the Army and concentrate on professional football instead. A divorced single father of three, after working as an NFL strength and conditioning coach, worked as a State Trooper for VA State Police, where he earned several performance awards for DUI and Drug enforcement. He is now working as head coach of the Düsseldorf Panthers, a German division I football team. Previously he was employed as a personal training manager for LifeTime Fitness in Sugarloaf, Georgia.
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