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Photos from Day 1 of Illinois' trip to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (photos by Mark Jones & Derek Neal)
Illinois at No. 21 Penn State Photos - 10/29/11. Photos from AP and Mark Jones
The Fighting Illini (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start since 1951.
Photos from Illinois 41-20 win over Indiana on Oct. 8, 2011 in Bloomington, Ind.
JENKINS AWARDS & HONORS
2010 - Junior: Played in all 13 games, starting nine ... Led the team with 56 catches, 746 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns in 2010 ... Finished sixth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.31) ... Named the team's Most Outstanding Receiver at the annual postseason banquet ... Recorded six receptions for 52 yards in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Led team with six receptions for 75 yards, including a 23-yard TD catch, at Fresno State ... Had four receptions for 24 yards and one TD in win over Northwestern ... Posted a team- and career-best 137 yards on six receptions and one TD against Minnesota ... Led team with four receptions for 46 yards, including a 17-yard TD catch, in victory over Purdue ... Led team with seven receptions for 76 yards and one TD in win at Penn State ... Recorded a team-high five receptions for 114 yards, including a 54-yard TD catch that equaled the longest reception of his career, in win over Southern Illinois ... Led team with 33 receiving yards on three catches, including one touchdown, in season opener against Missouri ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Named co-Most Improved Offensive Player during 2010 spring drills.
2009 - Sophomore: Played in eight games, starting three ... Had 10 catches for 123 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Missed the Northwestern and Minnesota games with a knee injury ... Posted season-best four catches for 77 yards against Indiana ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2008 - Freshman: Played in all 12 games and started one at wide receiver as a true freshman ... Had 11 catches for 287 yards (23.9 ypc) and three touchdowns and also returned 22 kickoffs for 490 yards (22.3 ypr) and a TD on the season ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in kick returns with a 22.3 average per return ... Caught a career-long 54-yard pass against Western Michigan ... Caught three passes for 61 yards at Wisconsin, including a 27-yard TD reception ... Had a 96-yard kickoff return touchdown against Indiana, the fifth-longest in school history ... Had a career game against Minnesota, catching three passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard TD reception ... Caught the first pass of his career at Michigan ... Saw the first action of his career against Missouri, returning a kickoff for 25 yards.
High School: Four-star recruit according to Scout.com ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 as the 10th-best wide receiver ... PrepStar All-Region ... SuperPrep All-American ... Rated the No. 36 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com ... Caught 41 passes for 515 yards, scoring four touchdowns as a senior ... Also rushed for another 251 yards on 40 carries in 2007 ... Florida Times Union Super 24 ... Named to Scout.com's Florida Top-50 team ... Ranked the 59th-best recruit in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 53 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com ... Finished his junior year with 32 catches for 500 yards ... Has a 38-inch vertical leap ... High school coach was Greg Stanton.
Personal: Son of Sandra Brice and Alfred Jenkins Jr. ... Full name is Alfred Alonzo Jenkins ... Born on Sept. 30, 1989 ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Florida, South Carolina, Miami, Georgia Tech and Florida State.
Jenkins' Game-By-Game Statistics