Janoris Jenkins is a National Football League (NFL) player who is outstanding for his impeccable skills on the pitch which has earned him lots of recognition and accolades over the years. A very talented football player in his college days, Jenkins played for two schools namely; the University of North Alabama and the University of Florida. The renowned American football player went pro in 2012 when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 2012 NFL Draft. There is so much more to know about him apart from his professional career. Here are lesser-known facts about the NFL star.
Who is Janoris Jenkins and How Old is He?
He was born on October 29, 1988, in Pahokee, Florida. Jenkins started from a very young age to exhibit an inclination towards the game of football. He played high school football in Pahokee High School with the Pahokee Blue Devils where he exhibited great skill and athleticism. In his high school days, he was named in the first-team 2B All-State selection. He was also rated as the sixth-best cornerback prospect in the nation.
After leaving an impressive high school record, Jenkins proceeded to the Unversity of Florida on scholarship and played for the Florida Gators. The talented player went down the school’s history as the second freshman to start at cornerback in a season opener. Jenkins went on to record more achievements like making his way to College Football News and Sporting News’ Freshman All-American teams. However, his days of glory in the team came to an end after he was caught with marijuana in 2011.
He then moved to the University of North Alabama and played for the North Alabama Lions all through his senior year. He finished off his senior season in the team on a grant-in-aid to play contract.
Janoris Jenkins went pro in 2012 when he was selected in the 2012 NFL draft. Just as predicted, the cornerback was selected in the second round by the St. Louis Rams. Prior to the draft, he impressed stakeholders at the NFL Combine where he completed almost all the drills. He, however, did not bench press as a result of a shoulder injury. Nevertheless, Janoris was ranked by NFL analyst Mike Mayock as the second-best cornerback in that year’s Draft and was also ranked as the fourth-best cornerback by NFLDraftScout.com.
Following the 2012 Draft, Jenkins signed a four-year $4.99 million contract with St Louis Rams and bagged a whopping $2.06 million as signing bonus. At the end of his rookie season, he recorded 73 combined tackles with 64 solos, 4 interceptions, and four touchdowns. His 2013 season ended with a record of 61 combined tackles 14 pass deflections and one interception. He finished his final season with the team in 2015 with a record of 64 combined tackles, 16 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions.
Jenkins’ next move was to the New York Giants in 2016. He signed a five-year $62.5 million contract with the team that year and recorded three combined tackles in the season’s opening 20-19 victory over Dallas Cowboys.
So far, his career in the NFL has seen him play a total of 84 games out of which he started 82. The Cornerback has recorded a total of 337 tackles out of which 301 were solo and 36 assisted with a sack of 1.0. He has made 16 interceptions in 418 yards, 7 touchdowns with 76 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Not much is known about the mother of NFL player but Janoris’ father is Williams Jenkins Sr. The Jenkins family made the news in 2018 for the very wrong reasons. It happened that Jenkin’s older brother William Jenkins Jr., was charged with manslaughter after a dead body was found in Janoris’ New Jersey home. The body was identified as Roosevelt Rene, a hip-hop music producer who was also a family friend to the Jenkins.
Personal Life – Girlfriend, Wife and Kids
Janoris Jenkins not only makes out time for his professional career but for his love life too. The Giants’ cornerback has quite an interesting personal life that never escapes the gaze of the curious media. Jenkins is not married to anyone but has five children with four different women. Too much you may say, but the NFL player says that his having five kids with four women is a blessing and not a curse.
Jenkins says he is faithful with his child support payments and is a great father to his kids. The NFL player is not in a relationship with any of his baby mamas neither is he dating anyone. He is rather focusing on taking care of his kids and making more money.