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A. J. Jenkins
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Jenkins in the 2012 preseason.
No. 17     San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-08) September 8, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
High School: Jacksonville (FL) Terry Parker
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Debuted in 2012 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* NFC champion (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions     0
Receiving Yards     0
Receiving TDs     0

Alfred Alonzo "A. J." Jenkins (born September 8, 1989[1]) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, and former wide receiver for the University of Illinois. Jenkins had been a wide receiver at Illinois from 2008 to 2011. He was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 30th overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.[2]

College careerEdit

In his first three seasons (2008–2010), he totaled 1,849 all-purpose yards, including 1,156 receiving yards and 694 return yards.[1] On October 1, 2011, he had a career-best performance against Northwestern, with 12 catches for 268 yards and three touchdowns.[3] His performance against Northwestern broke the Illinois single-game receiving record, ranks fourth in Big Ten Conference history, and earned him Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after the Northwestern game.[4] Through the first 11 games of his senior season, Jenkins had 1,166 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions.[5]

As of November 20, 2011, Jenkins' 1,166 receiving yards during the 2011 season ranked second in the Big Ten Conference and 11th among NCAA Division I FBS players.[6] At the conclusion of the 2011 season, Jenkins was named First Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media.

Professional careerEdit

NFL draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in 192 lb 4.39 s 38 1/2 in 10 ft 4 in 12 rep

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Jenkins was drafted 30th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Although healthy all season, Jenkins was active for only three of the 49ers 16 regular season games.[8] In his rookie regular season he played in only 37 offensive snaps and was targeted with a pass just once, which he dropped.[9]

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