At the tail-end of their last season with the Gators, both tight end Jordan Reed and linebacker Jelani Jenkins suffered at the helm of injuries. However, their setbacks didn't sideline the two for this year's Pro Scout Day at UF. Both discussed their performances Tuesday as well as their decisions to hang up their orange and blue jerseys in exchange for a shot at the next level.
In a somewhat surprising move, Florida Gators’ redshirt junior linebacker Jelani Jenkins has declared his intention to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Jenkins joins fellow early draft entrants safety Matt Elam, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and tight end Jordan Reed.
Though not lacking in potential or talent, Jenkins’ announcement is a bit of a shock because he could be deemed as...
Florida linebacker Jelani Jenkins is turning pro after an injury plagued season, one that ended with foot surgery. Jenkins missed four games, including the Sugar Bowl, and might not be 100 percent for the NFL combine in February.
Nonetheless, the junior from Olney, Md., announced his decision to enter the NFL on Monday. He joins safety Matt Elam, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and...
The Gators lost their fourth junior to the NFL on Monday morning when Florida announced that redshirt junior linebacker Jelani Jenkins will forgo his senior year and head to the NFL.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 7 Florida staved off one huge upset and now will be pulling for another. Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining, capping the comeback and giving the Gators a 27-20 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Now, Florida can sit back and root for Auburn to beat Georgia. If the Tigers win, the Gators...
No. 7 Florida staved off one huge upset and now will be pulling for another.
Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining, capping the comeback and giving the Gators a 27-20 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Now, Florida can sit back and root for Auburn to beat Georgia. If the Tigers win, the Gators would clinch the Southeastern...
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November 10, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20 on Saturday.
The Gators (9-1) scored twice in the final 2 minutes to avoid the biggest upset in school history.
Florida did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious...
The injury to Jelani Jenkins tested the depth of the Gators at linebacker early this season, but with him healthy, the Florida linebacker unit is playing better. Jenkins’ injuries forced freshman Antonio Morrison and redshirt sophomore Michael Taylor to step up. With the depth improved, the Gators also have a middle linebacker that Will Muschamp thinks is one of the best in the nation.
On Saturday, Florida linebacker Jelani Jenkins played his first full game since the season opener. A broken thumb and a hamstring injury have slowed his season, but the redshirt junior is now back on the field and at full strength. The Gators were able to develop depth at the linebacker position as younger players stepped up. Jenkins’ return was a big boost for Florida defense.
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One of the unquestioned leaders of the Gators' defense, on the surface, redshirt sophomore Jelani Jenkins appears to be every bit as intimidating as his 6'0" 230-pound frame would suggest.