James Jenkins (American football)

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James Jenkins
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James Jenkins, 2009
Born: (1967-08-17) August 17, 1967 (age 53)
Staten Island, New York
Career information
Position(s) Tight end, H-back
College Rutgers
High school Curtis
(Staten Island, New York)
Career history
As player
1991–2000 Washington Redskins
Career stats

James Jenkins (born August 17, 1967) is a former American football tight end who played for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins as a blocking specialist on offense, winning Super Bowl XXVI during the 1991 season. Jenkins attended Curtis High School. He played college football for Rutgers University. While undrafted, Joe Gibbs made a personal appeal to Jenkins to not join the Army and concentrate on professional football instead. After working as an NFL strength and conditioning coach, he worked as a State Trooper for VA State Police, where he earned several performance awards for DUI enforcement. He coached several teams in Germany and was the head coach of the Düsseldorf Panthers, a German division I football team. Previously he was employed as a personal training manager for LifeTime Fitness in Sugarloaf, Georgia. [1]

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References

  1. Mark Maske, "Redskins' Jenkins: A Profile in Courage". The Washington Post, August 3, 2000.