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Catching Up with Rashad Jennings

December 16, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Catching Up with Rashad Jennings

Feature Article on Rashad Jennings (from Jacksonville.com)

Former Flames standout Rashad Jennings is currently in his second year in the NFL, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Earlier this week, LibertyFlames.com correspondent Nick Pierce had a chance to catch up with the running back after a notable performance on Sunday.

Jennings, a seventh-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2009, carried the ball five times for 109 yards at home against Oakland, including a 74-yard touchdown run. Jennings became the sixth player in the last 50 years of the NFL to average 20 or more yards per carry in a game (21.8 average), helping the Jaguars to a 38-31 victory.

The Forest, Va., native has scored a touchdown in each of his last three games and has carried the ball 44 times for 306 yards on the season. He also has caught 11 passes for 96 yards. Jennings and the Jaguars (8-5) travel to Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday for a key AFC South battle against the Indianapolis Colts (7-6). With a victory on Sunday, Jacksonville would secure a spot in the NFL Playoffs and the AFC South division title.

In 2008, Jennings finished his senior year by rushing for a program and Big South-record 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns. He ranked No. 5 nationally in rushing yards per game (136.36), No. 6 in scoring (10.36 points per game) and No. 16 in average all-purpose yards per game (153.64). 

Jennings, a two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Year, was a consensus first-team All-American and finished eighth in the final voting for the 2008 Walter Payton Award. 

During his career, Jennings rushed for 3,633 yards, which ranks second best in program history, while setting a new program and Big South standard with 42 career rushing touchdowns. His 278 career points scored are the most ever by a Liberty student-athlete and the second most by a non-kicking player in conference history.

Note: Audio highlights provided by Brian Sexton of the Jaguars Radio Network