Michael Jennings (American football)

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Michael Jennings
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-09-07) September 7, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2006 for the New York Giants
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Jennings (born September 7, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Jennings is the son of evangelist Kimberly Daniels of Kimberly Daniels Ministries International.

High school years[edit]

Jennings attended Nathan Bedford Forest High School in Jacksonville, Florida and was a student, and earned three letters in football and one in track as a senior sprinter.

College years[edit]

Jennings never played football in college. He was a track and field athlete at Florida State, earning 3 letters as a Seminole and winning the ACC Championship as a member of the 4x400 relay team.

Professional career[edit]

Michael Jennings entered the National Football League by signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2002, but was cut before the season. Jennings was then selected in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Europe Free Agent Draft by the Scottish Claymores. In 2004, he signed with the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens before being cut by both. He finally made the New York Giants roster in 2005, after which he allocated to NFL Europa and played for the Berlin Thunder. He played in his first NFL game in the 2006 season. He was a starter in the 2nd preseason game of 2007 against the Baltimore Ravens. In the game, he made a diving catch and in doing so he ruptured his achilles tendon leaving him out for the season.[1]

The Giants put Jennings on injured reserve due to his career-threatening injury.

The following year he once again tried out for the New York Giants but was released after the final cuts.


  1. ^ Ditrani, Vinny (August 20, 2007). "Strahan may return to Giants; 4 key players hurt vs. Ravens". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 2007-08-22.