On Jenkins: Fourth-year senior who provides excellent size and strength to the Terps' defensive front ... should challenge for All-ACC honors … agile and very strong in the upper and lower body ... mainstay on Maryland's improved defensive line the last two seasons, with 16 career starts ... most experienced member of Terps' defensive line.
1999: Appeared in all 11 games and made eight starts at a tackle position … finished with 39 total tackles, an average of 3.6 per game … had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage … was credited with half a sack … had one fumble recovery … had a career-best 10 total tackles at Georgia Tech and six tackles vs. both Temple and West Virginia.
1998: Eight-game starter before missing the final three games with a pinched nerve in his shoulder … sixth-leading returning tackler with 36 stops … averaged 4.5 tackles per game … 23 solos … four TFLs for 23 yards, one sack … named the outstanding freshman during spring drills.
1997: Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman, finishing with 17 total tackles ... had three tackles each vs. North Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia Tech.
High School: Graduated from Belleville High School in 1997 ... was rated among the top 20 recruits in the state of Michigan as a senior by the Detroit Free-Press ... led his team to a 10-1 record and the 1995 Division III title ... earned all-area and all-conference honors ... also lettered in basketball and track ... qualified for the state meet in the discus ... high school coach was Bob LaPointe.
Personal: Kristopher Rudy-Charles Jenkins … born Aug. 3, 1979 ... son of Annie McDaniel and Darome Jenkins ... majoring in kinesiology.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1997 11-0 8 9 17/1.6 1-1 0.0-0 0-0 1998 8-8 23 13 36/4.5 4-23 1.0-6 0-0 1999 11-8 19 20 39/3.6 2-5 0.5-1 0-0 Totals 30-16 50 42 92/3.1 7-29 1.5-7 0-0
Jenkins Up Close
My goal for 2000 is: to let it all hang out, it's my final year
Someday I would like to take a trip to: Jamaica
If I lost all my possessions except one, I'd like to keep: my pride
My craziest ambition is: to be stranded on a deserted island with food, TV and Halle Berry
The one thing that stands out most about Coach Vanderlinden is: his smile
If I could change one thing in the world, it would be: violence