2 - Josh Jenkins
Josh Jenkins
Height: 5-7
Weight: 155
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Maywood, Ill.
High School: Proviso East
Position: WR

Ranks sixth all-time at Holy Cross with 51 career punt returns, and ninth with 370 career punt return yards.

2008: Saw action in all 11 games, starting two times ... Ranked third on the team with 35 receptions for 329 yards ... Led the team with 23 punt returns for 146 yards and 25 kickoff returns for 466 yards ... Placed sixth on the Holy Cross single-season list for kickoff returns, and eighth for kickoff return yards ... Ranked third in the Patriot League in punt returns, seventh in kickoff returns, ninth in receptions and 10th in all-purpose yards ... Finished the season 60th in the nation in punt returns ... Named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week following the Harvard game ... Totaled 163 all-purpose yards at Harvard, with four kickoff returns for 106 yards, two punt returns for 26 yards and three catches for 31 yards ... Returned three punts for 62 yards and two kickoffs for 23 yards against UMass ... Caught six passes for 51 yards at Yale ... Totaled six receptions for 47 yards against Bucknell ... Made five catches for 66 yards against Fordham ... Recorded 151 all-purpose yards against Brown, including 30 yards on four receptions.

2007: Played in all 11 games with one start as a wide receiver ... Also served as one of the team’s top kickoff and punt returners ... Caught six passes on the year for 52 yards, while rushing eight times for 55 yards and a touchdown ... Returned 28 punts for 224 yards, and brought back 10 kickoffs for 201 yards ... Ranked fourth in the Patriot League and 47th in the nation in punt returns ... Tied for eight on the Holy Cross single-season list for punt returns ... Had three carries for 26 yards and a touchdown, two receptions for 17 yards and five punt returns for 53 yards against Georgetown ... Totaled two catches for 21 yards, two rushes for 21 yards and two punt returns for 41 yards against Dartmouth ... Recorded 51 kickoff return yards and 27 punt return yards at Lehigh.

High School: Named to the Illinois High School Association All-State and Academic All-State teams ... Earned second team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune ... Selected as the offensive Most Valuable Player of the West Suburban Conference as a senior ... Selected All-West Suburban Conference and Academic All-West Suburban Conference in both 2005 and 2006 ... Named Proviso East’s team Most Valuable Player and offensive Most Valuable Player ... Caught 71 passes for 1,071 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... Had a school-record 17 receptions for a state-record 240 yards against Downers Grove on Sept. 15, 2006 ... Also a member of the baseball and basketball teams at Proviso East.

Personal: Son of Aaron and Shawn Peppers, and Johnny Jenkins ... Has not yet declared a major.


Jenkins' Receiving Statistics
YEAR   GP-GS   REC   YARDS   AVG   TD   LONG
2007    11-1     6      52   8.7    0     17
2008    11-2    35     329   9.4    0     28
TOTAL   22-3    41     381   9.3    9     28

 


Jenkins' Rushing Statistics
YEAR   GP-GS   ATT   YARDS   AVG   TD   LONG
2007    11-1     8      55   6.9    1     17
2008    11-2     6      49   8.2    0     26
TOTAL   22-3    14     104   7.4    1     26