Brian Jennings

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Brian Jennings
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Jennings practices for the 2012 Pro Bowl.
No. 86
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-10-14) October 14, 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Mesa (AZ) Red Mountain
College: Arizona State
NFL draft: 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played: 208
Tackles: 36
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumbles recovered: 1
Player stats at

Brian Lewis Jennings (born October 14, 1976) is a former American football long snapper and tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Arizona State University, and was picked by the 49ers in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He is a two-time Pro Bowl selection, having been chosen for the 2004 and 2012 Pro Bowls as a special teams player. He is the founder of Jennings 1-4-1, dedicated to developing the skill of long snapping.

Early Years[edit]

Jennings was born in Mesa, Arizona. At Red Mountain High School in Mesa, he lettered in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, he was the team captain of the football team and was an all-region honorable mention as a tight end.

College career[edit]

Jennings attended Arizona State University, where he played in 32 games as a tight end and long snapper for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. He finished his college career with four receptions, one touchdown and nine tackles.

NFL career[edit]

Jennings played his entire career as the starting long snapper for the San Francisco 49ers, a role he filled for the team for thirteen seasons.

In 2003, Jennings signed an offer sheet as a restricted free agent with the Detroit Lions. The 49ers matched the offer, and ultimately signed Jennings to a long-term deal.[1][2]

In 2011 Jennings and Amendment M started Jennings 1-4-1, a long snapping camp for players of all ages.[3] The first camp took place on July 16 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, CA.[4]

Jennings was selected to his second Pro Bowl following the 2011 season. He had previously been named to the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season.[1] Jennings was released by the 49ers prior to the start of the 2013 NFL season.

Jennings is a regular on KNBR radio, due to his lively personality and intelligently comedic commentary. Jennings has also appeared on the Point After with Mark Ibanez doing post-game commentary on KTVU.

He also has a very peculiar diet, eschewing poultry and pork, largely subsisting on a strict whole grain and beef diet.[5]

During the week leading up to the 2014 playoff match-up between the 49ers and Panthers Jennings claimed Panther's Quarterback Cam Newton owed him $25,000 as a result of Newton not playing well during the 2012 Pro-Bowl. Players on the winning team of the Pro-Bowl game receive $25,000. No other players on Jennings and Newton's Pro-Bowl roster have demanded $25,000 from Newton or blamed the loss solely on Newton.


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