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Janoris Jenkins will return for his senior season



Florida CB Janoris Jenkins has decided to return for his senior season Florida athletic officials announced this morning.

Jenkins appeared in all 12 of UF’s regular-season games in 2010, starting 11, before missing the Outback Bowl following shoulder

“After careful consideration, I’ve made a decision to return to school for my senior year,” Jenkins said. “I spent some time with my
family and Coach (Will) Muschamp and came to the conclusion it was in my best interest to return to school. Coach Muschamp was very supportive throughout the whole process, regardless of my decision, but he wanted to make sure I had all of the facts. I’m looking forward to working towards my degree, completing my rehab and getting back on the field with my teammates.”

Jenkins, a three-year starter, has eight career interceptions, including three this past season when he was named first-team All-SEC by
the Associated Press. Jenkins also had his first career pick-six in the 2010 opener against Miami University.

He held the trio of South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery, Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones to an average of 4.7 receptions for 38
yards with one combined touchdown between the three. In their other  games, that trio averaged 102.5 yards on 6.3 receptions and combined for 24 touchdowns.

Jenkins was also UF’s leading punt returner in 2010, with 18 returns for 150 yards (8.3 average).

[Last modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 11:05am]


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