|Date of birth:May 27, 1964|
|Place of birth: Wilson, North Carolina|
|College: North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 11 / Pick: 288|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1988– 1992)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Izel N. Jenkins, Jr. (born May 27, 1964 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a former professional American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was drafted by the Eagles in the 11th round (288th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. Jenkins frequently played in nickel and dime situations.
Jenkins acquired the nickname of "Toast", due to fans and commentators believing he gave up too many big pass plays (or colloquially being "burnt" - hence "toast") to opposing wide receivers. The late Ron Reid, sports journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, routinely referred to Jenkins in his columns as "the human crouton."
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