On Jenkins: Third-year player who brings excellent size and strength to the Terps' defensive front ... extremely agile and very strong in the upper and lower body ... mainstay on last season's improved defensive line and an integral part of its continued progress the next two seasons.
1998: Eight-game starter before missing the final three games last year with a pinched nerve in his shoulder ... sixth-leading returning tackler with 36 stops last season ... averaged 4.5 per game ... 23 solos ... four TFL 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.
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