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Eli Jenkins
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-08-07) August 7, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
College: Jacksonville State
Undrafted in 2017
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Los Angeles Chargers ( 2017)*
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Eli Jenkins (born August 7, 1994) is an American football quarterback.

Early yearsEdit

Jenkins attended A. H. Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama.[1][2] He committed to play college football at Jacksonville State University.[3]

College careerEdit

After redshirting as a freshman in 2012, Jenkins became the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team,[4][5][6] a position that he would remain in for the next four years.[7][8] Jenkins led the Gamecocks to four consecutive FCS playoff appearances from 2013–2016, three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships from 2014–2016, and an appearance in the 2015 FCS Championship Game against North Dakota State.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Following the 2017 NFL Draft, Jenkins signed as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Chargers.[10][11] Following the Chargers' trade with the Buffalo Bills to acquire Cardale Jones, Jenkins was released by the Chargers. He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on December 11, 2017.[12]

In 2018, Jenkins signed for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).[13] However, he was not selected in the 2019 AAF QB Draft.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wray, Cheryl (December 11, 2015). "JSU's Eli Jenkins sets standard for quarterbacks in state of Alabama". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpeagkFo?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/12/jsus_eli_jenkins_sets_standard.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  2. Champlin, Drew (August 5, 2013). "Former Parker standout Eli Jenkins battling for Jacksonville State starting QB spot". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpu0f6P2?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/former_parker_high_standout_el.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. Medley, Joe (September 17, 2015). "Elijah’s Revelation; JSU’s Jenkins matures, brings fire upon Auburn’s defense". The Anniston Star. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929053242/https://www.annistonstar.com/sports/jsu-s-jenkins-matures-brings-fire-upon-auburn-s-defense/article_5bc2e7f4-5d75-11e5-93d3-070bc5b0fef0.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  4. Champlin, Drew (December 5, 2013). "Former Parker High standout Eli Jenkins becoming more confident as Jacksonville State's quarterback". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpf1H9WE?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/former_parker_high_standout_el_1.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  5. Edwards, Mark (September 29, 2014). "Eli Jenkins showing he can do more than run". The Anniston Star. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929092600/https://www.annistonstar.com/sports/jsu-football-eli-jenkins-showing-he-can-do-more-than/article_68a70910-4826-11e4-be54-cfc66e2ae303.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  6. Crenshaw , Solomon Jr. (June 27, 2014). "Jacksonville State's Eli Jenkins, a Parker High product, named to CFPA Quarterback Award Watch List". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpuipsG0?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/06/jacksonville_states_eli_jenkin_1.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  7. Perrin, Mike (March 18, 2015). "Jacksonville State QB Eli Jenkins battling for his position every day". The Anniston Star. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929093636/https://www.annistonstar.com/sports/jacksonville-state-qb-eli-jenkins-battling-for-his-position-every/article_7f949a74-cdb5-11e4-9833-6356ac6e65af.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  8. Sinor, Wesley (September 12, 2015). "Jacksonville State's Eli Jenkins the latest mobile QB to dismantle Auburn's defense". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpuvpUch?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/09/eli_jenkins.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  9. Peterson, Eric (January 8, 2016). "Jenkins gives Jacksonville State a dynamic threat at quarterback". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpvFHrHL?url=http://www.inforum.com/sports/3919478-jenkins-gives-jacksonville-state-dynamic-threat-quarterback. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. Estwick, Gary (May 11, 2017). "Eli Jenkins is ready to 'Fight For LA' in the NFL". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://www.webcitation.org/6tpdKQHrM?url=http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/05/eli_jenkins_is_ready_to_fight.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  11. "Jenkins signs free-agent deal with Chargers". The Anniston Star. April 29, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929052113/https://www.annistonstar.com/sports/jsu/jsu-football-jenkins-signs-free-agent-deal-with-chargers/article_4a5e8fb8-2d3f-11e7-a778-93522e70a1f2.html. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  12. "ESKIMOS SIGN QB JENKINS". esks.com. December 11, 2017. https://www.esks.com/2017/12/11/eskimos-sign-qb-jenkins/. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  13. Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham Iron adds players from Alabama, UAB, South Alabama". https://www.al.com/sports/2018/11/birmingham-iron-adds-players-from-alabama-uab-south-alabama.html. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

External linksEdit

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