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Darnell Jenkins biography

Date of birth : 1982-12-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miami, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Darnell Jenkins is an American football wide receiver who is currently a practice squad player for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Darnell Jenkins was signed to the New England practice squad on Dec. 9, 2009 ... Originally signed by Houston as a rookie free agent (4/29/08) ... Waived by Houston (8/29/08) ... Signed to the Houston practice squad (8/31/08) ... Signed to the Houston 53-man roster (12/16/08) ... Waived by Houston (9/5/09) ... Signed to the Houston practice squad (9/6/09) ... Waived from the Houston practice squad (10/22/09) ... Signed to the Cleveland practice squad (10/27/09) ... Waived from the Cleveland practice squad (11/10/09) ... Signed to the Tampa Bay practice squad (11/19/09) ... Waived from the Tampa Bay practice squad (12/1/09).

2009 (0/0)
* Went to training camp with Houston, but was waived prior to the start of the regular-season and spent time on the practice squads of Houston, Cleveland and Tampa Bay before joining the Patriots practice squad (12/9).
* Placed on the practice squad/injured list with an ankle injury on Jan. 1, 2010.

2008 (1/0)
* Joined Houston as an undrafted free agent.
* Spent the majority of his rookie season on the Houston practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster before the week 16 game at Oakland (12/21) and played on special teams against the Raiders.
* Was inactive for the season-finale vs. Chicago (12/28).

College
* Compiled 90 receptions for 1,274 yards and five touchdowns during his college career.
* Finished his senior year with 31 receptions for 619 yards and two touchdowns.

Personal
* Attended Central High School in Miami (FLA).
* Winner of the prestigious Nick Kotys Award, given to Dade County’s Male Athlete of the Year.
* Graduated in December 2006 with a degree in liberal arts.


Extra
* Winner of the prestigious Nick Kotys Award, given to Dade County’s Male Athlete of the Year.
* Athletic success stories are beacons of light in Darnell’s home town in Liberty City in Miami. Likes to go back home to talk to youth groups and spend time giving them career counseling and acting as a motivational speaker.

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