Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/3/11
Earlier this college football season, University of Illinois senior wide receiver A.J. Jenkins made some comments that proclaimed himself the best wide receiver in the Big Ten. He has since backed off from those remarks, and now maintains a more standard, PR-friendly, humble and some could say vanilla manner in his on-the-record comments to the media. But his play on the field (third in the nation, first in the Big Ten in receiving yards) is making a loud and powerful statement. Jenkins earned a pair of weekly honors following his record-breaking performance in Illinois’ 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern on Saturday. Jenkins was named co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and co-National Wide Receiver of the Week after helping the Illini remain undefeated. Jenkins helped Illinois overcome a 28-10 second half deficit by hauling in a career-high 12 catches for a school-record 268 yards and a school record-tying three touchdowns. The 268 yards rank as the third-most receiving ...
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