Jauan Jennings

Jauan Jennings (born July 10, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee.

Jauan Jennings
Jauan Jennings.jpg
No. 81 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-07-10) July 10, 1997 (age 22)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Blackman
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Jennings attended Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[1] He played quarterback in high school.[2] He committed to the University of Tennessee to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

Jennings played at Tennessee from 2015 to 2019 under head coaches Butch Jones and Jeremy Pruitt.[4] He converted to wide receiver in college.[5]

In the 2015 season, Jennings was an instant contributor. In his collegiate debut against Bowling Green, he had three receptions for 56 yards in the 59–30 victory.[6] Later on in the season, in a 28–27 loss to rival Florida, he showed off his dual-threat ability when he threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Joshua Dobbs on a trick play.[7]

In the 2016 season, Jennings role in the offense expanded. He recorded his first game with over 100 receiving yards with three receptions for 111 receiving yards and a touchdown in a 38–28 victory over Florida.[8] The win was Tennessee's first over the Gators since the 2004 season.[9] In the following game against rival Georgia, Jennings recorded the game-winning reception on a 43-yard Hail Mary from Dobbs to put the Vols up for good 34–31.[10] Jennings finished the 2016 season with 40 receptions for 580 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. [11]

In 2017, Jennings appeared in only one game due to a wrist injury but was dismissed from the team under interim head coach Brady Hoke later in the season.[12] He was reinstated for the next season by then-new head coach Jeremy Pruitt for the 2018 season.[13][14] He earned a medical redshirt for his time missed in the 2017 season.[15] In the 2018 season, Jennings appeared in 11 games and recorded 30 receptions for 438 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[16]

In the 2019 season, Jennings was a key contributor for the Vols during their 8–5 season. He recorded four games with at least 100 receiving yards. His best output came in a victory against South Carolina, where he had seven receptions for 174 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[17] Overall, he finished his senior season with 59 receptions for 969 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns.[18] During his collegiate career, he had 146 receptions for 2,153 yards and 18 touchdowns.[19]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Jauan Jennings Receiving Rushing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Tennessee SEC FR WR 10 14 149 10.6 0 7 15 2.1 0
2016 Tennessee SEC SO WR 13 40 580 14.5 7 5 27 5.4 0
2017 Tennessee SEC JR WR 1 3 17 5.7 0 0 0 0.0 0
2018 Tennessee SEC JR WR 11 30 438 14.6 3 0 0 0.0 0
2019 Tennessee SEC SR WR 13 59 969 16.4 8 13 51 3.9 1
Career Tennessee 48 146 2,153 14.7 18 25 93 3.7 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 3 18 in
(1.91 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.72 s 29.0 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
All values from NFL Combine[20]

Jennings was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round with the 217th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cirillo, Chip (June 28, 2014). "Jauan Jennings excels at hoops, but future is football". tennessean.com. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Kreager, Tom (October 6, 2014). "Blackman QB Jauan Jennings' season may quiet doubters". dnj.com. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Brown, Patrick (April 8, 2014). "Blackman football star Jauan Jennings commits to Tennessee". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Vols 'feed off' wide receiver Jauan Jennings' passion". knoxnews.com. September 27, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Brown, Patrick (August 30, 2015). "Jauan Jennings exceeds expectations in 'easy' transition to receiver". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  6. ^ "Bowling Green State vs Tennessee Box Score, September 5, 2015". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Sunday rewind: Florida 28, Vols 27". timesfreepress.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Florida at Tennessee Box Score, September 24, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Vols end losing streak against Gators, 38-28". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  10. ^ Cole, Ryan. "Tennessee Stuns Georgia with Game-Winning Hail Mary". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jauan Jennings 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  12. ^ Wells, Adam. "Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings Reportedly Could Miss 12 Weeks with Wrist Injury". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Wilson, Mike (November 22, 2017). "UT Vols football dismisses wide receiver Jauan Jennings following expletive-laced rant". knoxnews.com. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  14. ^ Gallagher, Michael (October 29, 2019). "Jennings making most of second chance with Vols". Nashville Post. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  15. ^ Wright, Wil (April 26, 2018). "Jauan Jennings Granted Medical Redshirt". Rocky Top Insider. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jauan Jennings 2018 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  17. ^ "South Carolina at Tennessee Box Score, October 26, 2019". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "Jauan Jennings 2019 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jauan Jennings College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  20. ^ "Bennie Jennings Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  21. ^ Toppmeyer, Blake. "Tennessee Vols' Jauan Jennings taken by San Francisco 49ers in seventh round of NFL Draft". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved April 25, 2020.

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