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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
2011 - Senior: First-Team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media ... Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist ... Led the Big Ten in receptions per game (6.9), ranking 16th nationally ... Finished the season ranked 14th nationally and second in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (98.15) ... Led the Big Ten in conference games in receptions per game and receiving yards per game ... Caught 90 passes for 1,276 yards and eight touchdowns on the season, the second-most yards in a season in school history, the third-most receptions and the fourth-most touchdowns ... His five 100-yard games also ranked fourth in a season in school history ... Ranked second in the nation with four receptioins of 60+ yards ... Named team's Outstanding Wide Receiver at the postseason banquet ... Finished career ranked third on the UI career receptions (167), receiving yards (2,432) and receiving TDs lists (19) ... Grabbed six passes for 80 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown, in Illinois' win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... Recorded fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season against Michigan with 103 yards on a game-high eight catches ... His eight catches against the Wolverines gives him 76 on the season, fourth on Illinois' single season list ... ... Caught eight passes for 92 yards against Purdue ... Had eight catches for 80 yards against Ohio State ... Had 450 receiving yards combined against Northwestern and Indiana, the most in consecutive games in Big Ten history ... Caught six passes for 182 yards and two TDs at Indiana, marking his fourth 100-yard receiving game this season and seventh of his career ... Posted a school-record 268 receiving yards on a career-high 12 receptions, including a school record-tying three touchdowns, against Northwestern ... Receiving total against the Wildcats was third-highest in a Big Ten game in conference history ... Caught a team-high six passes for 103 yards, including the game-winning TD, against Arizona State ... Caught 11 passes for 148 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown, in season-opener against Arkansas State, breaking the UI record for receiving yards in an opener.
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.
Receptions: 12 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11
Receiving Yards: 268 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11
Long Reception: 77 vs. Indiana, 10/8/11
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11
KO Returns: 4 vs. Wisconsin, 10/25/08
KO Return Yards: 116 vs. Indiana, 10/18/08
Long KO Return: 96 vs. Indiana, 10/18/08
KO Return TD: 1 vs. Indiana, 10/18/08