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Janoris Jenkins

CB

Height
5' 10"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Pahokee
Weight
185 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Pahokee
Janoris Jenkins

CAREER: A true senior who enrolled at Florida in January of 2008...Has appeared in 39 games with 36 career starts...Totaled 121 tackles, eight interceptions and 25 pass breakups his first three years on campus.

 

HONORS: Named 2010 first-team All-SEC by the AP and second-team All-SEC by the coaches and Phil Steele…A 2010 third-team All-American by Rivals.com…Earned a spot on the 2008 College Football News All-Freshman team.

 

2010: Appeared in 12 games with 11 starts (did not start vs. Kentucky)…Missed the Outback Bowl vs. Penn State after having shoulder surgery…Named Third Team All-America by Rivals.com…A First-Team All-SEC pick by the AP and Second-Team All-SEC selection by the coaches’ and Phil Steele...Held the trio of South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery, Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones to an average of 4.7 receptions for 38 yards per game and allowed just one touchdown between the three…In their other regular-season games, that trio averaged 97.2 yards per game on 6.2 receptions and combined for 25 receiving touchdowns…Third in the SEC in passes defended (0.92 per game)…A starter on the kickoff and punt coverage teams…His 67-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Miami University is the fourth-longest in the SEC in 2010…Thirty-two of his 44 tackles were solo and he had one sack and six tackles for loss…Returned a team-high 18 punts for 150 yards (8.3 avg.), which was sixth in the SEC…Missed the 2011 Outback Bowl win vs. Penn State due to shoulder surgery…Made three tackles, including one for loss, in the road game at FSU…Tallied four tackles and returned two punts for 17 yards against South Carolina… Registered four tackles, including one for a four-yard loss, in the road victory at Vanderbilt… Tallied three tackles and an interception on Georgia’s first offensive play in the Gators’ win over the Bulldogs, grading out a Champion…Recorded four tackles against Mississippi State, including one for loss…Tallied six tackles at home vs. LSU and had two punt returns for 10 yards…Recorded six tackles, including one for loss against Alabama…Also had two punt returns for six yards…Registered four solo tackles and a pass breakup in the victory vs. Kentucky, grading out as a Champion…Captured career highs in punt returns (3), punt return yards (38) and longest punt return (33)…Tallied three tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win on the road against Tennessee…Recorded his second career sack and his seventh career interception on back-to-back plays in the win against USF...Also returned his first-ever punt return for 30 yards…Graded out as a Champion vs. USF…Collected five tackles and scored his first career touchdown on a 67-yard interception return against Miami University, the sixth-longest UF interception return since 1996...Also led the team with three pass breakups and ranked second on the Gators with five tackles, all of which were solo…Graded out as a Champion vs. Miami University and was named honorable mention Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week.

 

2009: Started all 13 games he appeared in and totaled 38 tackles on the season, including 33 solo...Had three tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and six pass breakups...Recorded five solo tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and one pass breakup in the Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati...Notched three tackles, all solo, in the SEC Championship Game versus Alabama...Had two solo tackles and two pass break ups against FIU...Tallied three tackles (two solo) and had his first forced fumble of the season against South Carolina...Recorded three solo tackles and one pass breakup in the win over Vanderbilt...Amassed four tackles, all solo, against Georgia...Collected four solo tackles in the 29-19 win at Mississippi State...Tallied five total tackles (four solo) in the win at LSU...Intercepted his second pass of the season and collected two solo tackles at Kentucky...Made his season debut against Troy in impressive fashion, tallying three tackles (two for a loss) and an interception.

 

2008: Earned a spot on the College Football News All-Freshman first team...Named to the Freshman All-SEC team by the league’s coaches...Became just the second true freshman in school history to start at cornerback on opening day...Notched five tackles in the BCS National Championship Game against Oklahoma...Collected the third interception of his career and the second in as many games against FSU...Made his second-career pick and returned it 16 yards in the Gators’ victory over The Citadel...Collected a career-high nine tackles against LSU, including his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards...Forced a fumble on Tennessee’s first drive that led to a Florida field goal...Also intercepted a pass in the end zone to prevent Tennessee from scoring as the first half came to a close...Made his Gator debut as the starter at cornerback on opening day against Hawaii, recording four tackles.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Parade All-American...EA Sports second-team All-American on defense...First-team Class 2B all-state selection as a senior...Competed at the ESPNU Under Armour High School All-American Game for the Red squad...Participated in the Burger King All-American Varsity Skills Challenge in the hands’ competition...Two-way star collected six interceptions and recorded over 80 tackles as a senior, while gaining over 1,000 yards on offense...Rushed for 698 yards and six touchdowns in his junior year...Helped lead Pahokee to Florida Class 2B state titles as a junior and senior...Team also won the state title when he was a freshman...Played in four-straight state championship games...Registered 49 tackles and rushed for 698 yards on offense with six touchdowns during his junior season...Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranked as the seventh-best cornerback prospect...Ranked the No. 4 corner in the ESPN 150.

 

MAJOR: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

 

JENKINS’ CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 9 (vs. LSU, 2008)

QB Sacks: 1 (2x, last vs. USF, 2010)

Forced Fumbles: 1 (2x, last at South Carolina, 2009)

Fumble Recovery: None

Interceptions: 1 (8x, last vs. Georgia, 2010)

Punt Returns: 3 (vs. Kentucky, 2010)

Punt Return Yards: 38 (vs. Kentucky, 2010)

Longest Punt Return: 33 (vs. Kentucky, 2010)

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year

UT-AT

TT

TBL

QBS

FF

FR

PD

INT

2008

27-12

39

1

1

1

0

11

3

2009

33-5

38

3

0

1

0

6

2

2010

32-12

44

6

1

0

0

8

3

Totals:

92-29

121

10

2

2

0

25

8

 

 

 

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