2 - Josh Jenkins
Josh Jenkins
Height: 5-7
Weight: 151
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Maywood, Ill.
High School: Proviso East
Position: WR

Josh Jenkins • Ranks fifth all-time at Holy Cross with 53 career punt returns, and ninth with 378 career punt return yards.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009:
• Played in five games as a wide receiver, running back, punt returner and kickoff returner.
• Had two catches for 10 yards and one rush for eight yards on the season.
• Also returned two kickoffs for 24 yards and two punts for 17 yards.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 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 seventh on the Holy Cross single-season list for kickoff returns, and ninth 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.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 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 10 kickoffs for 201 yards.
• Ranked fourth in the conference and 47th in the nation in punt returns.
• Tied for eighth 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
2009 5-0 2 10 5.0 0 6
TOTAL 27-3 42 391 9.3 0 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
2009 5-0 1 8 8.0 0 8
TOTAL 27-3 15 112 7.5 1 26