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Jarvis Jenkins
Jenkins at Redskins training camp in 2011.
No. 99     Washington Redskins
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-24) April 24, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth: Clemson, South Carolina
High School: Clemson (SC) Daniel
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Debuted in 2012 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
*Washington Redskins ( 2011–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     25
Quarterback sacks     0
Forced fumbles     0

Jarvis Jenkins (born April 24, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Redskins with the 41st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson University.

College career

He played college football at Clemson.

Professional career

2011 NFL Draft

He was considered one of the better defensive tackle prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 310 lb 5.08 s 1.78 s 2.93 s 4.83 s 7.42 s 26.5 in 8 ft 2 in 17 rep

Washington Redskins

2011 Season

Jenkins was selected ninth in the second round, 41st overall, by the Washington Redskins in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Redskins signed Jenkins to a four-year, $4.783 million contract with a $1.978 million signing bonus on July 29, 2011.[3][4] Jenkins missed the entire 2011 season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve.[5]

2012 Season

After seven months of rehabilitation, Jenkins was cleared to play on April 11, 2012.[6] He made his NFL debut in the 2012 season opener against the New Orleans Saints. After Adam Carriker was placed on injured reserve, Jenkins had his first career start in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.[7]

2013 Season

On July 28, 2013, it was announced that Jenkins would be suspended for the first four of the 2013 season due to violating the league's substance policy.[8]


  1. NFL Draft Scout
  2. NFL Combine Profile
  3. Fitzgerald, Gary. "Redskins Sign All 12 Draft Picks Prior to Camp". Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  4. Campbell, Rich (August 7, 2011). "A closer look at the Redskins' two biggest rookie contracts". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  5. "Jarvis Jenkins continues recovery from knee surgery". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  6. Jones, Mike (April 11, 2012). "Jarvis Jenkins cleared to play football". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  7. Walker, Andrew (September 19, 2012). "Jenkins, Jackson Ready For Regular Action". Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  8. Tinsman, Brian (July 27, 2013). "Jarvis Jenkins: ‘I Hurt My Defense’". Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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