Sept. 22, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore wide receiver Josh Jenkins (Maywood, Ill.) has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week, for his performance in Friday's game at Harvard. He totaled 163 all-purpose yards against the Crimson, as the Crusaders suffered a close 25-24 loss. This marks the first time Jenkins has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week during his Holy Cross career.
In the Harvard game, Jenkins returned four kickoffs for 106 yards, including a 46-yard return in the first quarter to set up a touchdown. He also brought back a pair of punts for 26 yards, with a long punt return of 18 yards. In addition to his kickoff and punt returns, Jenkins caught three passes for 31 yards on offense.
On the season, Jenkins leads the Patriot League and ranks eighth in the nation with an average of 17.6 yards per punt return. He also stands third in the conference with an average of 21.5 yards per kickoff return, while catching four passes for 44 yards.
Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Jenkins has now returned 33 punts for 312 yards (9.5 average) and 16 kickoffs for 330 yards (20.6 average), to go along with 10 receptions for 96 yards.
Holy Cross (0-2) returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 27, when it travels to Georgetown for its Patriot League opener at 1:00 p.m.