Trezelle Jenkins

Trezelle Samuel Jenkins (born March 13, 1973) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1995 through 1997.

Jenkins played high school football at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

College career

Jenkins started 28 games for the University of Michigan from 1992–1994. Jenkins is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was regarded by experts for his large size for an offensive tackle.

Professional career

He was taken 31st overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1995 NFL Draft.[2] He was the first offensive lineman the Chiefs selected in the first round since Brian Jozwiak in 1986.

He played in only 9 games in 3 seasons before being waived after the 1997 season. Jenkins was subsequently signed by the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings but never appeared in a game for either team.[3]

In 2000, Jenkins was drafted 156th overall by the San Francisco Demons of the XFL but failed to make the team.

In 2007, Charles Robinson, of Yahoo! Sports ranked Jenkins as the worst No. 31 pick since the AFL-NFL merger.[4]

Harold's Chicken Shack

In 1999, Jenkins and his wife, Dora, opened a franchise of Chicago's Harold's Chicken Shack[5] in Ferndale, Michigan on 8 Mile Road, made famous by Detroit rapper Eminem.


  1. Trezelle Jenkins, database Football. Accessed August 30, 2007.
  2. "1995 NFL Draft". 1995 NFL Draft. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. "Trezelle Jenkins". Trezelle Jenkins. Pro Football Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  4. Robinson, Charles (24 April 2007). "Worst all-time first-round picks". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  5. Kerkhoff, Blair (21 April 2010). "Remember Trezelle Jenkins?". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
Name Jenkins, Trezelle
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Short description American football player
Date of birth March 13, 1973
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of death
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