PRO: The Titans signed veteran cornerback Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins early in the 2021 offseason to add more experience to their secondary. The 5-foot-10-inch, 190-pounder arrived in Tennessee having collected 26 interceptions and 123 passes defensed in nine seasons (2012-20) with the St. Louis Rams, N.Y. Giants and New Orleans Saints. The 2016 Pro Bowler has a knack for finding the end zone, having returned eight career interceptions for touchdowns. Jenkins originally entered the league as a second-round pick of the Rams out of North Alabama.
• Jenkins has scored 10 career touchdowns – eight interception returns, one fumble return, one blocked punt return – which ranks first among active defensive players.
• In 2019, Jenkins split time between the Giants and Saints and finished the regular season tied for fourth in the NFL with a career-best five interceptions.
• In 2016, Jenkins was named to his first career Pro Bowl and received Associated Press second-team All-Pro honors after notching three interceptions and a career-high-tying 18 passes defensed.
• In 2012, Jenkins was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team, after leading the Rams with four interceptions and tying the NFL rookie record with three interception returns for touchdowns.
• Jenkins nickname "Jackrabbit" originated in college at the University of Florida, when his coach always noticed him running. He felt the nickname fit him perfectly because he grew up chasing rabbits as a training method in South Florida.
• Jenkins founded the Janoris Jenkins Jackrabbit Foundation, which is based in his home state of Florida.
• The Pahokee, Fla., native was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (39th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the N.Y. Giants as a unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2016.
• Released by the Giants on Dec. 13, 2019.
• Claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 17, 2019.
• Released by the Saints on March 11, 2021.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 19, 2021.
• Played his final collegiate season at North Alabama after three seasons at the University of Florida.
• Played in 40 games with 36 starts for the Gators, where he was a member of the 2008 national championship team. Recorded 121 tackles with eight interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 25 passes defensed, two sacks, 10 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles at Florida.
• As a senior (2011), named Division II second-team All-America in his lone season at North Alabama.
• As a junior (2010), was second team All-SEC and third team All-America. Appeared in 12 games with 11 starts and posted 44 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, a sack and six tackles for loss. 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 per game and allowed just one touchdown between the three.
• As a sophomore (2009), started all 13 games he appeared in and totaled 38 tackles, two interceptions, three tackles for loss and six passes defensed.
• As a true freshman (2008), earned a spot on the College Football News All-Freshman first team and was named to the Freshman All-SEC team by the league's coaches, while helping the Gators capture the BCS National Championship. Became just the second true freshman in school history to start at cornerback on opening day. Posted 39 tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a forced fumble.
• Majored in social & behavioral sciences at North Alabama.
• Attended Pahokee (Fla.) High School and was a Parade and EA Sports All-American defensive back.
• As a senior, was a two-way starter and earned first-team Class 2B All-State honors. Collected six interceptions and recorded over 80 tackles, while gaining over 1,000 yards on offense. Helped lead Pahokee to a Florida Class 2B state title.
• As a junior, rushed for 698 yards and six touchdowns and helped lead Pahokee to Florida Class 2B state title.
• Pahokee also won the state title when he was a freshman.
• Grew up in Pahokee, Fla., the same hometown as Pro Football Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson.
• Follow Jenkins on Twitter at @JjenkzLockdown and Instagram at @clampz2.0.
• Born Janoris Jermain Jenkins on Oct. 29, 1988, in Pahokee, Fla.
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|4||@Jets||L 24 - 27||2||2||0||0||0||1|
|3||Colts||W 25 - 16||3||1||2||0||1||0|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||16||61||55||6||1||0||14||1||5||5||5||0||0||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||14||13||55||51||4||0||0||5||2||124||62||99||2||2||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||15||15||61||53||8||0||0||16||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2016||New York Giants||15||15||40||35||5||1||0||18||3||26||8.7||23||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||9||9||28||24||4||0||0||9||3||113||37.7||53||2||1|
|2018||New York Giants||16||16||66||55||11||0||15||2||29||14.5||29||0||1|
|2019||New York Giants||13||13||53||44||9||0||14||4||84||21||62||0||0|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||2||1||7||5||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2020||New Orleans Saints||13||13||54||43||11||0||0||12||3||53||17.7||36||1||0|