Keith Jennings (American football)
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|Date of birth:May 19, 1966|
|Place of birth: Summerville, South Carolina|
|High school: Summerville High School|
|NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113|
|Debuted in 1989 for the Dallas Cowboys|
|Last played in 1997 for the Chicago Bears|
Career NFL statistics
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|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Keith O'Neal Jennings (born May 19, 1966) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He played for eight seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. He also played college football at Clemson University.
Jennings attended Summerville High School, where he was a high school All-American and an All-State football player, while helping his team win 3 Division I-AAAA state championships. He accepted a scholarship to play at Clemson University, where he became a starter at wide receiver as a junior.
Jennings was selected in the fifth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, with the intention of converting him into a tight end, even though he didn't have any previous experience at that position. He was waived injured on September 2, 1990.
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On October 18, 1991, Jennings was signed as a free agent to replace Cap Boso who had suffered a career-ending knee injury. With the Chicago Bears he developed into a blocking tight end and by his second season, he was named the starter in place of James Thornton, who was placed on the injured reserve list.
In 1995, he recorded the most touchdowns by a Bears tight end (6) since Mike Ditka's finished with 8 in 1963. The following season he was placed on the injured reserve list with a broken left leg, after the sixth game of the season. He was waived injured on December 10, 1997.
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