DeRon Jenkins

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DeRon Jenkins
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Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-14) November 14, 1973 (age 45)
St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
High school: Breckenridge Hills (MO) Ritenour
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1996  / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:298
Interceptions:3
Sacks:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

DeRon Charles Jenkins (born November 14, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. Jenkins also played for the San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Austin Wranglers and Nashville Kats. He is currently a co-host of HGTV's Flip or Flop Nashville . [1]

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Cornerback defensive position in American and Canadian football, covering receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles

A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner or defensive halfback in older parlance, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers most of the time, to defend against offensive plays, i.e. create turnovers in best case or deflect a forward pass or rather make a tackle. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed, agility, and strength. A cornerback's skillset typically requires proficiency in anticipating the quarterback, backpedaling, executing single and zone coverage, disrupting pass routes, block shedding, and tackling. Cornerbacks are among the fastest players on the field.

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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Professional football career

Baltimore Ravens

Jenkins was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent four years for the Ravens starting 30 of 63 games, recording 202 tackles, two interceptions and a sack.

Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchise in Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.

In sports, a starting lineup is an official list of the set of players who will participate in the event when the game begins. The players in the starting lineup are commonly referred to as starters, whereas the others are substitutes or bench players.

Tackle (football move)

Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle. The primary and important purposes of tackling are to dispossess an opponent of the ball, to stop the player from gaining ground towards goal or to stop them from carrying out what they intend.

San Diego Chargers

Before the 2000 season, Jenkins signed with the San Diego Chargers. He spent one season with the Chargers starting 14 of 15 games, recording 55 tackles and one interception.

Tennessee Titans

After a year in San Diego Jenkins signed with the Tennessee Titans for the 2001 season. During his only year with the Titans he started 6 of 15 games and recorded 41 tackles.

Tennessee Titans National Football League franchise in Nashville, Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.

Austin Wranglers

After spending three years out of football he signed with the Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League in 2004. He spent one season for the Wranglers, recording 54 tackles and two interceptions.

Austin Wranglers Arena football team

The Austin Wranglers were an arena football team based in Austin, Texas. They played four seasons in the Arena Football League from 2004 to 2007 and spent one season in af2, the AFL's developmental league, in 2008. They made playoff appearances in the AFL in 2006 and in af2 in 2008. They played their home games at the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Arena Football League Professional indoor American football league

The Arena Football League (AFL) is a professional indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 by Jim Foster, making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America, after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The AFL plays a proprietary code known as arena football, a form of indoor American football played on a 66-by-28 yard field, with rules encouraging offensive performance, resulting in a faster-paced and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in the early 1980s and patented by Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League (USFL) and the NFL.

Nashville Kats

Before the 2005 season he signed with the Nashville Kats. He spent two seasons with the Kats recording 84 tackles and four interceptions.

Nashville Kats Arena football team

The Nashville Kats were an Arena Football League team, located in Nashville, Tennessee. They were last coached by Pat Sperduto, who coached the team's original incarnation to two ArenaBowl appearances prior to the original franchise's move to Atlanta in 2002. Sperduto also coached the second incarnation of the Nashville Kats following their return to the Arena Football League as an expansion team in 2005.

Post-football

Jenkins is a licensed general contractor who has been renovating houses throughout Nashville and Atlanta. He is a co-host with real estate broker Page Turner on HGTV's Flip or Flop Nashville which premiered in January 2018. [1]

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