MarTay Jenkins

MarTay Jenkins
MarTay Jenkins
Position(s)
Wide receiver / Kick returner
Jersey #(s)
19, 3, 80
Born February 28, 1975 (1975-02-28) (age 36)
Waterloo, Iowa
Career information
Year(s) 19992005
NFL Draft 1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
College Nebraska-Omaha
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 70
Rec. yards 987
Rec. touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at CFL.ca
Career highlights and awards
  • Single season record 2,186 kick return yards (2000)

MarTay Jenkins (born February 28, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League as well as the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the sixth round (193rd overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football Nebraska-Omaha.

In his career, Jenkins also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent most of his career, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Arizona Rattlers and Calgary Stampeders.

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Early years

Jenkins was born in Waterloo, Iowa and attended North High School.[1][2]

College career

Jenkins attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha and as a sophomore he led the team with 36 receptions for 848 yards and eight touchdowns. After suffering a season ending knee injury in the opening game of the 1997 seasn, he returned in 1998, recording 66 receptions for 1,420 yards and 11 touchdowns.[3]

Professional career

National Football League

Jenkins was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (193rd overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. However, he was released during training camp. He was later claimed off waiver by the Arizona Cardinals on September 6.[4]

On December 10, 2000, Jenkins broke three league records in a 44-10 Cardinals loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He broke the record for kickoff returns in a season, kickoff return yardage in a season and combined kickoff and punt return yardage in a season.[5] He finished the season with a record 2,186 kick return yards.

On September 22, 2002, Jenkins recorded a 65-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jake Plummer, which allowed Plummer to surpass 15,000 yards passing for his career.[5] On November 3, he suffered a fractured scapula and missed the rest of the season.[5]

Jenkins was released after the 2002 season, due to asking for a contract similar to the $3 million-a-year contract that San Diego Chargers wide receiver/kick returner Tim Dwight had signed the year prior.[5] After the season, several teams expressed an interest in Jenkins.[5] On March 21, 2003, it was reported that the Houston Texans offered Jenkins a contract.[5] One week later, Jenkins was signed to a contract with the Atlanta Falcons.[4][5] He was released by the Falcons on August 31.[5] On September 11, he was re-signed by the Cardinals, however, he failed a team physical nullyfing the contract.[5] On December 30, Jenkins was signed to a future contract by the Denver Broncos.[4][5] He was then again released on July 27, 2004.[4][5]

Arena Football League

On October 21, 2004, Jenkins signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.[6] However, on January 21, 2005, he was released.[7]

Canadian Football League

On May 29, 2005, Jenkins signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[5] For the season, he recorded 25 receptions for 382 yards and four touchdowns.

Post football

Jenkins is now Founder, CEO/President of Stand Out Sports an athletic training company in Arizona

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