Former Alabama State University football standout Greg Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced today.
Jenkins (6-1, 205) played in six games with the Oakland Raiders in 2013 as a receiver and returner after spending the early part of the season on the practice squad. He averaged 8.2 yards on six punt returns and 22.1 yards on 10 kickoff returns. In a Thanksgiving Day win at Dallas, Jenkins recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown.
The Dade City, Fla. native spent most of the 2014 season on injured reserve and spent the final two weeks of the season on the Raiders’ practice squad.
After transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jenkins finished his two-year Hornet athletic career ranked sixth in total offense (4,003 yards) and eighth in passing yards (3,166). Jenkins, who played in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and played both quarterback and wide receiver during the practice week and in the game, accounted for 35 touchdowns (20 passing/15 rushing) with the Hornets in winning 13 of 19 career starts in 21 career games.
As a senior, Jenkins set career highs in passing yards (1,691), rushing yards (507) and rushing touchdowns (eight) while passing for nine touchdowns. Jenkins graduated from Alabama State in the fall of 2012 with a degree in criminal justice.
Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics