Jarvis Jenkins

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Jarvis Jenkins
Jarvis jenkins 2012.jpg
Jenkins at Redskins training camp in 2012.
No. 96 Chicago Bears
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-24) April 24, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Clemson, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Clemson (SC) Daniel
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 75
Quarterback sacks: 2.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jarvis Jenkins (born April 24, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round with the 41st pick overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson University.

Early years[edit]

Jenkins attended D. W. Daniel High School in Clemson, South Carolina. He was named All-American by PrepStar as a senior where he had 79 tackles and four blocked kicks. He was named the South Carolina Coaches Association Upperstate AAA Lineman-of-the-Year, Daily Journal/Messenger Player-of-the-Year and was an AP All-State.

He was also a two-time All-region pick in basketball, and All-region in the shotput (46-feet, 6-inches) and discus (111-feet, 10-inches).

Jenkins was rated as the 27th defensive tackle in the nation, and number one player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com. He was a member of the Rivals 250.

College career[edit]

Jenkins playing against Georgia Tech during his tenure at Clemson in 2009.

He played college football at Clemson.

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

He was considered one of the better defensive tackle prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 310 lb 3314 in 912 in 4.93 s 1.83 s 2.89 s 4.75 s 7.42 s 27 in 8 ft 7 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[2][3]

Washington Redskins[edit]

2011 Season[edit]

Jenkins was selected ninth in the second round, 41st overall, by the Washington Redskins in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Redskins signed Jenkins to a four-year, $4.783 million contract with a $1.978 million signing bonus on July 29, 2011.[4][5] Jenkins missed the entire 2011 season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve.[6]

2012 Season[edit]

After seven months of rehabilitation, Jenkins was cleared to play on April 11, 2012.[7] He made his NFL debut in the 2012 season opener against the New Orleans Saints. After Adam Carriker was placed on injured reserve, Jenkins had his first career start in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.[8]

2013 Season[edit]

On July 28, 2013, it was announced that Jenkins would be suspended for the first four of the 2013 season due to violating the league's substance policy.[9] In Week 11, he recorded his first half a sack against the Philadelphia Eagles.[10] The following week, he recorded a full sack on Colin Kaepernick.[11]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On March 24, 2015, Jenkins signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.


  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  3. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=69210&draftyear=2011&genpos=DT
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary. "Redskins Sign All 12 Draft Picks Prior to Camp". redskins.com. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Campbell, Rich (August 7, 2011). "A closer look at the Redskins' two biggest rookie contracts". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (October 22, 2011). "Jarvis Jenkins continues recovery from knee surgery". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (April 11, 2012). "Jarvis Jenkins cleared to play football". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 19, 2012). "Jenkins, Jackson Ready For Regular Action". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Tinsman, Brian (July 27, 2013). "Jarvis Jenkins: ‘I Hurt My Defense’". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  10. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 18, 2013). "Redskins-Eagles Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  11. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2013). "Redskins-49ers Tuesday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 

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