56 James Jenkins
56 James Jenkins
Height: 6-1
Weight: 243
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Paterson, N.J.
High School: Paramus Catholic
Position: DE
Major: Sociology

The son of James and Willie Mae Jenkins... born 12-2-89 in Paterson, N.J.


2011 Statistics
Winner of team's Jack French Unsung Hero Award... received CAA Commissioner's Academic Award... led all defensive linemen and ranked eighth on team with 45 tackles, 26 solo... his seven tackles for loss were third-most on team... amassed 3.5 sacks (second on team)... had one pass breakup and one fumble recovery (vs Villanova)... made five tackles in loss at Towson... racked up five stops in back-to-back games vs UMass in Colonial Clash and following week vs Rhode Island... matched career high with seven tackles in loss at William & Mary... recorded five tackles, four solo, three for loss, in win vs Holy Cross; received CFPA DL Performer of Week Honorable Mention... received FCS Senior Scout Bowl Preseason All-American Honorable Mention

2010 Statistics
Started all 13 games at defensive end, racking up 43 tackles, including 22 solo efforts...led all UNH defensive ends in tackles...had 6.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, a pass break-up and a QB hurry...made two tackles in NCAA D-I quarterfinal loss at No. 5 Delaware...credited with four tackles in NCAA second-round victory at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman...produced two tackles in triumph over Towson...made career-high seven tackles and six solo stops in win at No. 9 Villanova...had two tackles in loss to No. 4 William & Mary...collected six tackles in win at No. 6 James Madison...notched four tackles in win over No. 11 Richmond...had one tackle in loss at Maine...tallied two tackles in win over Lehigh...had five tackles in loss at Rhode Island...made one tackle in loss at Pittsburgh...opened season with five tackles in victory over Central Connecticut State

Saw action in all 13 games for the ‘Cats...compiled 33 tackles, including 20 solo efforts...posted 2.5 tackles for a loss of 11 yards...notched one sack for a loss of eight yards

Saw limited playing time at linebacker for the Wildcats...recorded nine tackles (3-6-9) in four games...posted one tackle for a loss of five yards

Redshirt season

Career Highs:
    Solo    6, at Villanova, 2010
    Assist    6, vs CCSU, 2010
    Total    7, 5x, last at William & Mary, 2011
Sacks        1.0, 8x, last vs James Madison, 2011
Interceptions        n/a
Fumbles Forced        1, at Towson, 2009
Fumbles Rec.        1, 2x, last vs Villanova, 2011

Before UNH
Lettered in football, basketball and track at Paramus Catholic H.S...played wide receiver and linebacker in football...recorded 108 tackles, 4 interceptions and 9 touchdowns...named First Team All-County and First-Team All-League...selected as the Non-Rated Defensive Player of the Year...county champion in track in the triple jump

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