Jelani Jenkins Biography
Jelani Jenkins is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Florida. The name Jelani is Swahili for “mighty”.
Jelani Jenkins Age
Jelani was born on March 13, 1992.
Jelani Jenkins Height|Weight
Jelani has an estimated height of Height 1.83 m and Weighs 109 kg as of 2019.
Jelani Jenkins Education
Jenkins attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, where he was a two-sport athlete in football and track. Jenkins was one of the top high school football players in the class of 2009. He got a scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012.
Jelani Jenkins Family
His parents are Maurice Jenkins and Stephanie Hall. His father is an architect in the Washington Metropolitan Area and his mother played basketball at Howard and is a black belt in karate. His parents devised a three-page matrix of Jenkin’s college choices, breaking down schools by categories such as world academic ranking, graduation rates, diversity, and a number of NFL Draft picks in the past five years.
Jelani Jenkins Brothers
Jelani has one brother Shomari Jenkins and they both resemble each other.
Jelani Jenkins Relationship
American football linebacker Jelani prefers to keep his personal life away from the media. Information about his past and his previous relationship has not been disclosed yet.
Jelani Jenkins Career
He started his career way back in high school where as a junior, he played fullback and linebacker. He rushed for 1129 yards and 42 touchdowns at running back and had 60 tackles, four quarterback sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and recovered two fumbles at linebacker. He was also one of the top high school football players in the class of 2009.
Jenkins accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted his first year as a Gator in 2009, appearing in only two games with two registered tackles.
During his second college season in 2010, Jenkins began the season as the team’s starting middle linebacker, a role which he held throughout most of the year. Despite the Gators’ struggles, Jenkins developed into one of the squad’s defensive leaders. He finished the season second on the team in tackles with 73 and also recorded one interception and one fumble recovery. At the conclusion of the season, Jenkins was voted to the 2010 Freshman All-American team by the Southeastern Conference coaches.
In 2011, Jenkins started 12 games at weakside linebacker, missing only the Vanderbilt game due to injury. He finished the season third on the team in tackles (75) and second in breakups (6), adding 6.0 tackles for a loss (37 yards), 2.0 sacks (20 yards), three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.
On November 10, 2012, against UL-Lafayette, with the score tied at 20, Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown, giving Florida a 27-20 lead with 02 left in the fourth quarter. Florida would go on to win the game.
Jelani Jenkins Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $100 million.