|The Buffalo Football Report Thursday Preview |
Sep 24, 2015
|Dolphins' Jenkins Leads New Look LB Unit |
Jelani Jenkins began 2014 as a backup but finished the year as a starter.
Jun 16, 2015
|NFL Draft: UF Prospects |
Jamie Newberg and Amy Campbell break down the Florida prospects in this year's NFL Draft
Apr 23, 2013
|Video: Reed, Jenkins discuss Pro Day |
The gators lost four juniors to the NFL draft, Jordan Reed and Jelani Jenkins both talk about it.
Mar 13, 2013
|Packers Talk to Inside Linebacker |
This SEC linebacker put up impressive numbers on the football field and in the classroom
Feb 24, 2013
|Gators lose fourth player early to NFL Draft |
Jelani Jenkins will forgo his senior year to play professionally
Jan 7, 2013
|Video: Jenkins Big Part of Huge Play |
The junior linebacker was the man on the spot with his game winning touchdown blocked punt return.
Nov 10, 2012
|Quinn Notebook: Jenkins welcomed back |
The return of the redshirt junior linebacker gave the defense a boost against South Carolina
Oct 24, 2012
|FSNextTV: Jelani Jenkins |
UF Linebacker Jelani Jenkins Speaks at UF Media Day
Aug 6, 2012
|Communication Key for Jelani |
The Gators linebacker is in sync with his teammates on defense, even when the environment is tough.
Sep 23, 2011
|There are no Injury News items for display.|
|Date of Birth:
|2009 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):|
||Pos Rank: #1
|Scout.com Player Evaluation:|
| Aggressiveness |
| Hitting Ability |
| Speed ||
|AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT|
| Size |
|An absolute assassin from his linebacker position, Jenkins is always in attack mode. Because of his athletic ability and anticipation, he is equally comfortable reading a play to make a tackle as he is forcing the action on a blitz. He’s a sideline to sideline linebacker that is never out of a play because of his athletic gifts and his desire. As he gets bigger in college, he'll be just plain scary. Scott Kennedy, Scout.com|
|Jenkins recorded 70 tackles during 2008, he was honored with Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland for the second consecutive year. He was named Parade All-American, USA Today All-USA Team and selected to the Under Armour All-Star Game.
Jenkins registered 60 tackles, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and recovered two fumbles as a junior on defense. He also rushed for 791 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. He earned first-team Washington-Post All-Met honors.
Jenkins also carries a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom.