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John Jenkins (defensive tackle)

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No. 92 New Orleans Saints
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Stamford, Connecticut
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Career information
High school: Meriden (CT) Maloney
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career Template:If empty statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Tackles: 51
Quarterback sackss: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 0
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Johnathan Jenkins (born July 11, 1989) is an American football nose tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Early years

A native of Meriden, Connecticut, Jenkins attended Francis T. Maloney High School, where he was a member of the Maloney Spartans high school football team. He played defensive end and also occasionally appeared as fullback on short-and-goal situations (scoring four TDs as a senior). Jenkins then attended Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi, where he recorded 41 tackles and two quarterback sacks as a sophomore. Gulf Coast had a 19−5 record in his two seasons there.

College career

Jenkins received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, and played for coach Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs football team in 2011 and 2012. He was recruited by Richt to man the nose tackle position in Georgia's 3-4 defense, rotating with Kwame Geathers in the position.[1]

Professional career


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Pre-draft measurables
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6 ft 3⅝ in 346 lb 5.46 s 30 reps

Jenkins was drafted in the third round, with the 82nd overall pick, by the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] Jenkins was signed by the Saints on May 10 to a four-year contract, the last of the 5 New Orleans picks to sign.[3]


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  2. ^ Birdsong, Nick (April 26, 2013). "Georgia DT John Jenkins taken with 20th pick in third round by New Orleans Saints". AL. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Juge, Andrew (May 10, 2013). "SAINTS NATION: SAINTS SIGN JOHN JENKINS TO 4 YEAR CONTRACT". The Saints Nation. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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