Rashad Jennings life and biography

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Rashad Jennings biography

Date of birth : 1985-03-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Forest, Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-09
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Rashad Jennings is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League

Second-year pro serves as primary backup to Maurice Jones-Drew … Played in 15 games as a rookie and rushed for 202 yards on 39 carries … Selected with first of two seventh-round compensatory picks … First Liberty player drafted by the Jaguars … Three-year starter who set Big South records for rushing yards, rushing attempts, TDs and 100-yard games …

2009
Appeared in 15 games as a rookie and had at least one rush in each game … Finished with 39 carries for 202 yards and one TD along with 16 receptions for 101 yards … Returned three kicks for 56 yards (18.7 avg.) with a long of 24 … Dressed but did not play in season-opener on 9/13 at IND … Made NFL debut the following week on 9/20 vs. ARI and had three kickoff returns for 56 yards and two rushes for one yard … Recorded eight yard reception on 9/27 at HOU … Saw extensive action at RB on 10/4 vs. TEN and led the team with nine carries for 53 yards … Had two carries for three yards on 10/11 at SEA … Totaled three rushes for eight yards along with a one-yard reception on 11/1 at TEN … 11/8 vs. KC: Scored first career TD on a career-long 28-yard run in the first quarter … Recorded two carries for five yards on 11/15 at NYJ and two carries for eight yards on 11/22 vs. BUF … Had two receptions for 25 yards including a career-long 13-yard catch on 11/29 at SF … Totaled 23 yards on five rushes on 12/17 vs. IND along with a five-yard reception … Posted three receptions for 19 yards on 12/27 at NE … 1/3 at CLE: Finished with nine yards on three carries and added three receptions for 31 yards in season-finale.

COLLEGE

Rushed for 4,044 yards and 43 TDs and had 48 receptions for 557 yards during collegiate career … Began career at Pittsburgh in 2005 before transferring to Liberty following freshman season … Played in 39 games during career, including 31 at Liberty … In three seasons at Liberty rushed for Big South Conference-record 3,633 yards on 633 attempts (5.7 avg.) with 42 TDs … Set Big South record with at least three rushing TDs in four different games … His 42 career rushing TDs ranked second in league history … Finished with 4,155 all-purpose yards, becoming only the second player in league history to accomplish the feat … Set conference record with 22 100-yard rushing games including 10 as a senior …Was Big South Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and consensus first-team All-America selection as a senior … Started 11 games in 2008 and set Big South records with 263 attempts for 1,500 yards with 17 TDs … Also set conference mark for 100-yard rushing games with 10 and rushing yards per game at 136.7 … Added 24 receptions for 190 yards and 2 TDs … Ranked second in league history with 1,690 all-purpose yards (153.6 avg.) … Led conference as a junior with 1,113 rushing yards on 191 attempts (5.8 avg.) and set a conference record with 15 TDs … Team captain … Recorded seven 100-yard rushing games … Earned league Player of the Week honors four times en route to being named Big South Offensive Player of the Year … Transferred to Liberty in 2006 and started nine of 11 games as a sophomore … Led the team and ranked second in the conference with 1,020 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 179 carries … Earned All-Big South first-team honors … Enrolled at Pittsburgh in 2004 but deferred his enrollment until January of 2005 … Played in eight games as a freshman and ranked second on the team with 411 rushing yards on 86 carries with one TD … Became only fourth true freshman in Pitt history to start a season-opener … Was coached by the Jaguars coaching staff in the 2009 Senior Bowl … General studies major …

PERSONAL

Single … Resides in Forest, Va. … Spent first two seasons at Jefferson Forest High before transferring to Liberty Christian Academy … Was two-time All-Virginia Division II and All-Virginia Independent Conference honoree … Rated one of the top 25 prospects in Virginia by Rivals100.com … Added Super Prep All-Mid Atlantic honors … Saw action at RB and LB … Combined for 3,287 yards and 56 TDs in his last two seasons, gaining 1,978 rushing yards with 28 TDs as a senior and posting 75 tackles … Had 19 rushing TDs as a junior … Also lettered in basketball … Enjoys writing and playing guitar in his spare time … Would like to open a boarding school following his career … Brother, Butch, played at Virginia Military Institute and Liberty while brother, Bryan, was a TE at Virginia Tech and later played in the NFL with San Diego, New England and Tennessee … Bryan currently serves as an assistant coach with Atlantic Shores Christian (Chesapeake, Va.) … Spoke to more than 30 youth pastors last June at the stadium about his childhood, life experiences and his road to the NFL … Participated both financially and in person at the 2009 Shop with a Jock event at Wal-Mart where more than 50 children from the Bridge of Northeast Florida and the Mali Vai Washington Kids Foundation were treated to a shopping spree … Visited Twin Lakes Academy for an NFL Play60 event and spoke to students about importance of eating healthy … Visited Clara White Mission, Sea Coast Christian, Beaches Chapel School, Nathan B. Forest High School and Landmark Middle School as a rookie … Read to a group of students at the Jacksonville Main Library … Full name: Rashad Jennings.

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