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Preseason All-America and All-ACC candidate who registered three tackles, one sack and had one pass break-up in the season opener against Murray State before suffering a season ending Lisfranc injury to his left foot.


Second-year starting junior at the right defensive end position who earned second team All-ACC honors…made 27 consecutive starts, including all 13 games in 2011…one of the nation’s elite pass rushers…used in a variety of roles by defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, from the traditional down position to a stand-up player with rushing and coverage responsibilities…led all Seminole defensive linemen with 41 tackles and 29 solo stops…paced the team with 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks…his 36.5 career tackles for loss rank eighth in FSU history and his 21.5 quarterback sacks ties for eighth on the school’s all-time list…registered a season-high five solo tackles against No. 1 Oklahoma…had a season-best 2.5 sacks and tackles for loss against Virginia on a day when he finished with a season-high six tackles…earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for his performance against the Cavaliers…played his best football down the stretch, posting 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks over the final three regular season games…played a leading role for an FSU defense that ranked second nationally in rushing defense and fourth in both total defense and points…named one of three most valuable players on the defense at the team’s annual banquet.


A true sophomore and first-year starter at right defensive end, Jenkins emerged as one of the elite rush ends in the nation…a first team All-ACC selection…earned second team All-America honors from, fourth team from Phil Steele and honorable mention from Sporting News and…was the biggest statistical contributor to FSU’s nation-leading 48 quarterback sacks…ranked third nationally in total sacks with 13.5, which tied for the fifth-best season in Florida State history…tied for fourth-most nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss, which is the third-best season in FSU history behind Brodrick Bunkley and Darnell Dockett…registered two-sack games five times in 2010, the last time coming against Florida which earned him ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors…enjoyed perhaps his best performance in the Seminoles win over Boston College, when he registered a career-high nine tackles (six solos), including 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks…ranked sixth among Seminoles in total tackles with 63, including 42 solo stops…filled his stat line out with two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles…recognized as the team’s Most Valuable Player at the annual football banquet.


Played in 12 of 13 games as a true freshman after enrolling in January 2009…had 12 total tackles and three tackles for loss, including one in the Seminoles’ Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia…saw his playing time at end increase in passing situations late in the season…managed to lead the team in quarterback hurries with four…announced his arrival with an impressive spring practice just two months after becoming the lone early enrollee.


Product of the Florida State University School, better known as Florida High…carried a four-star rating and was considered the No. 2 defensive end in the state as a senior…recorded 44 career sacks in three seasons, including 20 as a senior, to go along with 80 tackles…earned second team All-State honors in basketball as a junior…coveted by many but selected the Seminoles over Miami, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee and Southern Miss…born February 9, 1990.