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Kris Jenkins
NT #77
Height:
6-4
Weight:
360
College:
Maryland
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 108 279 220 59 24 0 8 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 NYJ 1 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 6 13 11 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 50 37 13 3.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 16 38 30 8 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 16 41 32 9 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 1 2 0 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 CAR 4 11 8 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 45 39 6 5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2002 CAR 16 44 36 8 7 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2001 CAR 16 34 27 7 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ In 107 games (101 starts), posted 358 tackles, 24 sacks, 12 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four blocked kicks in his 10-year career.

◊ Earned fourth Pro Bowl selection in 2008 and first as a Jet after posting 53 tackles and 3.5 sacks…Named a second-team Associated Press All-Pro selection as well.

◊ Selected to Pro Bowl as a starter three times (2003, 2006, 2008) after playing as an alternate in 2002...Appeared in place of injured defensive tackle Warren Sapp in 2002, becoming the first defensive lineman in Panthers history to appear in a Pro Bowl.

◊ Earned first-career AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor vs. BUF, 11/2/08, when he registered 1.5 sacks, three hurries and three tackles in the victory.

◊ In four postseason games in 2003 as the Panthers advanced to Super Bowl XXXVIII, posted nine tackles, a sack and a pass breakup.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ In 107 games (101 starts), posted 358 tackles, 24 sacks, 12 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four blocked kicks in his 10-year career.

◊ Earned fourth Pro Bowl selection in 2008 and first as a Jet after posting 53 tackles and 3.5 sacks…Named a second-team Associated Press All-Pro selection as well.

◊ Selected to Pro Bowl as a starter three times (2003, 2006, 2008) after playing as an alternate in 2002...Appeared in place of injured defensive tackle Warren Sapp in 2002, becoming the first defensive lineman in Panthers history to appear in a Pro Bowl.

◊ Earned first-career AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor vs. BUF, 11/2/08, when he registered 1.5 sacks, three hurries and three tackles in the victory.

◊ In four postseason games in 2003 as the Panthers advanced to Super Bowl XXXVIII, posted nine tackles, a sack and a pass breakup.

◊ Has blocked four kicks in his NFL career, his latest, a field goal attempt by Neil Rackers vs. ARI, 9/28/08.

◊ First team All-Pro choice by the Associated Press, Football Digest and The Sporting News, and selected All-NFL and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly in 2003.

◊ Blocked two kicks in one game, at TB, 9/14/03...Blocked a field goal and an extra point to send a game into overtime in a contest that CAR won, 12-9.

◊ First-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press and second-team choice by Football Digest in 2002.

◊ A career-high seven sacks in 2002 was third among NFC defensive tackles.

◊ Established career-high with two sacks of Brett Favre at GB, 9/29/02, and equaled that total with two sacks of Rob Johnson vs. TB, 10/27/02, and two takedowns of Patrick Ramsey vs. WAS, 11/16/03.

◊ Recorded first-career blocked field goal vs. CHI, 12/22/02, deflecting a 48-yard attempt by Bears kicker Paul Edinger.

◊ Corralled first NFL sack vs. ATL, 11/25/01, tackling Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 10/19/09, NYJ, IR

◊ 2/29/08, NYJ, Signed, Contract Extension

◊ 2/29/08, NYJ, Trade, CAR, for 2008 D3 (67 – Charles Godfrey) and 2008 D5 (141 – Gary Barnidge)

◊ 9/14/05, CAR, IR

◊ 10/13/04, CAR, IR

◊ 10/1/03, CAR, Signed, Contract Extension

◊ 4/21/01, CAR, D2 (44)

SEASON BY SEASON

2009 (JETS) Started the first six games of the season before suffering an injury in the second quarter against BUF (10/18) and was placed on injured reserve on 10/19…Recorded 15 tackles (12 solo) in his six games. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (10/18 vs. BUF)…Collected three tackles (all solo) before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury…Placed on Injured Reserve the following day. (10/12 at MIA)…Dropped Ricky Williams for a loss and Ronnie Brown for no gain with two of his three solo tackles on Monday Night Football. (9/27 vs. TEN)…Recorded four tackles (all solo), all of which held the league’s leading rusher, Chris Johnson, to zero or negative gain…Earned a game ball for his role in the win. (9/13 at HOU)…Named a game captain for the season opening win.

2008 (JETS) Started all 16 games at nose tackle for the first time in a 3-4 defense, earning his fourth NFL Pro Bowl berth and second-team Associated Press All-Pro recognition…Registered 53 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and a blocked field goal…The anchor in the middle of the defensive line that ranked fourth in the AFC and seventh in the NFL against the run and did not allow a 100-yard rusher until the 12th game of the season. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/28 vs. MIA)…Recorded a season-and NYJ-high eight tackles (four solo) in the season finale. (12/7 at SF)…Forced a Michael Robinson fumble that was recovered by Calvin Pace to halt the opening SF drive after it had gone deep into NYJ territory. (11/23 at TEN)…Anchored a defensive line that held Offensive Rookie of the Year runner-up Chris Johnson and TEN to just 45 yards rushing…Fifth opponent NYJ held under 50 yards rushing. (11/13 at NE)…Brought down NE QB Matt Cassel for a loss of seven yards…Combined with Darrelle Revis to stuff Heath Evans on a key third-and-one, thwarting a NE scoring drive inside NYJ territory. (11/2 at BUF)…Dropped Trent Edwards twice for sacks, combining with teammate Kenyon Coleman for the first…On a fourth-and-one attempt from the NYJ eight-yard line, held Fred Jackson to no gain to help preserve a 13-7 NYJ lead…Held BUF to 30 yards rushing for the game. (10/12 vs. CIN)…Keyed a rushing defense that held their opponent under 50 yards rushing for the second consecutive week. (9/28 vs. ARZ)…Blocked a Neil Racker’s field goal attempt leading to a Thomas Jones’ touchdown. (9/14 vs. NE)…Recorded a five-yard sack on Matt Cassell. (9/7 at MIA)…In his first game as a Jet, recorded two tackles (both solo) and helped hold MIA under 50 yards rushing for the game.

2007 (CAR) Appeared in all 16 games, starting 15 games… Logged 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pass breakup. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/16 vs. SEA)…Recorded a sack of eight yards on Matt Hasselbeck. (12/2 vs. SF)…Combined with teammate Na’il Diggs on a five-yard sack of Trent
Dilfer. (9/23 at ATL)
…Brought down Joey Harrington for a
10-yard sack.

2006 (CAR) Started 16 games after appearing in just five in the two previous seasons…Ranked second among CAR defensive lineman with 53 tackles, in addition to posting three sacks and 10 pressures…Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in nine contests. PRO BOWL (2/10)…Selected to the Pro Bowl as a reserve…His first Pro Bowl appearance since 2003…Recorded two tackles in the game. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/31 at NO)…Split a sack of Jamie Martin with teammate Al Wallace. (12/17 vs. PIT)…Combined with Mike Rucker for an eight-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger. (11/13 vs. TB)…Deflected two Bruce Gradkowski passes in the Monday Night win. (10/29 vs. DAL)…Brought down Tony Romo for an six-yard sack in the Sunday Night loss. (9/17 at MIN)…Dropped Brad Johnson for a six-yard sack.

2005 (CAR) Started season opener vs. NO (9/11) and suffered a season-ending injury in the third quarter…Posted two tackles…Placed on injured reserve (9/14).

2004 (CAR) Started the first four games of the season, contributed 12 tackles and one sack before being placed on injured reserve (10/13). SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (9/13 vs. GB)…Produced a sack of Brett Favre.

2003 (CAR) Started all 16 regular-season games and ranked third among defensive linemen with 59 tackles…Registered five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight quarterback hurries and three batted passes…First-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, Football Digest and The Sporting News…All-NFL and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly…Played in Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season and was named a starter for the first time…Blocked two kicks, one field goal and one extra point on special teams…Member of defensive line that ranked second in the NFL with 32.5 sacks and defensive unit that stood seventh in the league in sacks per pass attempts. POSTSEASON: Started all four playoff games…Recorded nine tackles, one sack, four quarterback hurries and one pass defensed. (1/3 vs. DAL)…Collected one sack of Quincy Carter in NFC Wild Card game. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/30 vs. PHI)…Recorded two half-sacks of Donovan McNabb, combining with Al Wallace on the first and Mike Rucker on the second. (11/16 vs. WAS)…Tied career-high with two sacks, dropping Patrick Ramsey twice for a pair of six-yard losses. (11/9 vs. TB)…Brought down Brad Johnson for a 10-yard sack, forcing a fumble in the process. (11/2 at HOU)…Recorded a season-high six tackles (three solo). (10/26 at NO)…Recovered a Deuce McAlister fumble in overtime after the ball was knocked loose by teammate Julius Peppers. (9/28 vs. ATL)…Notched a seven-yard sack of Doug Johnson while also deflecting a pass. (9/14 at TB)…Blocked two kicks, the first a 38-yard Martin Gramatica field goal attempt and the second, a Martin Gramatica extra point attempt with no time remaining in regulation to keep the score tied and force overtime.

2002 (CAR) Started 16 games at defensive tackle for the first time in his career…Established career-highs with 60 tackles, seven sacks, 24 quarterback hurries and four passes defensed…Contributed one blocked field goal on special teams…Seven sacks ranked third among NFC defensive lineman and third on the team…Part of defensive line that ranked third in the NFL with 39 sacks...First-team All-Pro by the Associated Press…Second-team All-Pro by Football Digest…First-alternate for the Pro Bowl, and played in the game in place of injured Warren Sapp. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/22 vs. CHI)…Blocked a Paul Edinger 48-yard field goal attempt with no time left in the second quarter. (10/27 vs. TB)…Matched his career-high set one month earlier as he recorded two sacks of Rob Johnson, the first for seven and the second for zero yards. (10/13 at DAL)…Brought down Quincy Carter for a 10-yard sack. (9/29 at GB)…Set a career-high after sacking Brett Favre twice. (9/15 vs. DET)…After Joey Harrington had replaced Mike McMahon, deflected a Harrington pass into the waiting hands of teammate Mark Fields…Later sacked Mike McMahon for an eight-yard loss when McMahon re-entered the game. (9/8 vs. BLT)…Dropped Chris Redman for a three-yard sack.

2001 (CAR) Played in all 16 games with 11 starts as a rookie…Registered 52 tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries…Recorded starts in his first six NFL contests. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/23 vs. SL)…Registered a three-yard sack of Kurt Warner. (12/2 @ NO)…Recovered an Aaron Brooks fumble on an aborted snap. (11/25 vs. ATL)…Notched the first sack of his career when he brought down Chris Chandler for a five yard loss. (9/23 at ATL)…Recorded a season-high seven tackles (four solo). (9/9 at MIN)…Made his NFL debut as he started and recorded one solo tackle.

◊ Three-year starter at the University of Maryland, who started 27 of the 41 games he played during his career.

◊ Earned second-team All-ACC recognition as a senior, logging eight sacks and 18 quarterback pressures to go with 62 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

◊ Earned all-area and all-conference honors at Belleville HS…Team was 10-1 his senior season and won Division III state title his junior season in 1995.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Majored in kinesiology at Maryland.

◊ Born Kristopher Rudy-Charles Jenkins.

◊ Lettered in basketball and track, qualifying for the state finals in the discus.

◊ Younger brother Cullen is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers...Cullen and Kris were raised by a single father, Darome Jenkins.

◊ Married to Tasiha Jenkins.

◊ Has three children, Kris Jr., Marcus and Jesse.

◊ Does extensive work with Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a non-profit program that teaches kids life lessons through art in Washington DC.

◊ Has an art company, shared with partner Lisa Jones, called Collective Vision which is located in the Washington DC area.

◊ Recently started the “Kris Jenkins Foundation”, a nonprofit organization which he plans to take public.

◊ The first athlete profiled on ESPN the Magazine’s Jock Chef, a video and print feature in which he cooked an egg white chicken omelet with spinach, tomatoes and truffle oil.

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