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53 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Jacob Jenkins

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In which BracketCat counts down the 53rd day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive end Jacob Jenkins.

#53 Blake Slaughter
Blake Slaughter (53) was a hard-working pass-rusher who maximized his abilities. I hope Jacob Jenkins can do the same as he takes on Slaughter’s number.
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#53 Jacob Jenkins

Redshirt Freshman | 6-3 | 231 lbs. | Anthony, Kansas
Jacob Jenkins
Jacob Jenkins
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Jacob Martin Jenkins (b. April 22, 1999) is a defensive end from Chaparral High School. He redshirted in 2017 and had one pass breakup for the Purple team in the 2018 spring game.

Jenkins played under head coach Justin Burke at Chaparral, where he picked up first-team all-state honors as a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, while he was an honorable-mention pick as a junior.

He was named the 2016 Central Plains League Defensive MVP honor and also wrestled in high school, winning the state championship as a senior after third-place honors as a junior.