TUCSON, Ariz. -- If only every play were a 91-yard run for a touchdown. Life would be grand.
But Arizona senior running back Daniel Jenkins realized a long time ago that life isn't like that. Not even close. It's more like two yards here, four yards there, always working for whatever you get.
But for one game this season, Jenkins, listed at 5-foot-9, 194 pounds, was big. In Arizona's season opener, Jenkins broke off a 91-yard touchdown run (the third-longest in school history) for his second score of the game in what was eventually a 35-0 win over Northern Arizona.
"Runs from the 9-yard line," he fondly recalled of the run that kick-started what turned out to be easily the best game of his five-year career at Arizona.
He finished that Friday night contest with a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns.
He had a total of 238 yards in the next 10 games.
"People ask me all the time how I've handled it and how I've been able to maintain a level of professionalism," Jenkins said...