Janoris Jenkins
CB #20
Height:
5-10
Weight:
198
Age:
29
College:
North Alabama
Hometown:
Pahokee, FL
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
31
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
3

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally a 2nd-round (39th pick overall) draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 2012…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 10, 2016.

GIANTS NOTES:
-  In 2016, Jenkins was named a 2nd-team AP All-Pro, along with fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and defensive end Olivier Vernon. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and safety Landon Collins were first-team selections.
-  Jenkins, Beckham, Collins, and special teamer Dwayne Harris were voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Jenkins, Collins and Harris played in the game for the first time. The Giants sent two defensive backs to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 1963, when Erich Barnes and Dick Lynch were selected.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Jenkins has played in 75 regular-season games with 73 starts, and has started in 1 postseason game…His career statistics include 332 tackles (296 solo), 13 interceptions, including 5 returned for touchdowns, 71 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 sacks…Has also scored touchdowns on returns of a fumble and a blocked field goal.
-  In his first Giants season in 2016, Jenkins started 15 games; he missed the contest at Philadelphia (12/22) with a rib injury…Finished the season with 49 tackles (44 solo), 3 interceptions, 1 sack, 18 passes defensed, and 1 forced fumble, and the first Pro Bowl selection of his 5-year career…Routinely covered the opposition’s best receiver and twice held Dez Bryant, Dallas’ star receiver, to a single catch.
-  Jenkins had 3 solo tackles in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/11)…Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week when he returned the ball 65 yards for a touchdown after Johnathan Hankins blocked Wil Lutz’s 38-yard field goal vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Also contributed a season–high 8 tackles (7 solo), and 1 pass defensed…Had 4 solo tackles vs. Washington (9/25).
-  At Green Bay (10/9), Jenkins had 3 tackles (1 solo), 3 passes defensed, and 2 interceptions of Aaron Rodgers passes – 1 in each of the first 2 quarters - that he returned for 26 yards. They were the Giants’ first 2 interceptions – and the defense’s first takeaways - of the season. The first, on the final play of the opening quarter - caromed off the hands of wide receiver Jordy Nelson. It was the first Giants’ interception since Jonathan Casillas picked off Sam Bradford – then with Philadelphia – in the 2015 season finale.
-  Jenkins also intercepted a Rodgers pass with 3:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter. He was the first Giants players with 2 picks in a game since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie twice intercepted Dallas’ Matt Cassel on Oct. 25, 2015. DRC returned one of those picks 58 yards for a touchdown…It was the second 2-interception game of Jenkins’ career. As a rookie with the St. Louis Rams, he twice picked off the Cardinals’ Ryan Lindley at Arizona on Nov. 25, 2012. He returned both interceptions for touchdowns to become the first Rams player in history to accomplish that feat.
-  Jenkins was the first player to intercept 2 Rodgers passes in a game in Lambeau Field. Baccari Rambo, then a safety for the Bills, had been the last player to twice pick off Rodgers in a game, a feat he accomplished in Buffalo on Dec. 14, 2014.
-  Jenkins had 5 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed vs. Baltimore (10/16), 4 solo stops and 3 passes defensed at the Rams (10/23), and 6 tackles and broke up 1 pass vs. Cincinnati (11/14).
-  Jenkins had 5 tackles (3 solo), 3 passes defensed, and 1 sack at Cleveland (11/27). It was his second career sack and first since Oct. 13, 2013, when he had 1 for St. Louis against the Houston Texans.
-  In a victory vs. Dallas (12/11), Jenkins had 2 solo tackles, his 3rd interception of the season, and late in the 4th quarter, forced Dez Bryant to fumble after the Pro Bowl receiver made his only catch of the game, a 10-yarder. The ball was recovered by Landon Collins.
-  Had 1 solo tackle at Washington (1/1), and 1 assisted tackle in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).
-  In 2015, started all 15 games in which he played at right cornerback in his final season with the Rams…Inactive with a concussion vs. Detroit (12/13)…Finished with 66 tackles (60 solo), 3 interceptions, 13 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble...Recorded 6 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed vs. Arizona (12/6)…Picked off an Andy Dalton pass for his 3rd interception of the season and had 3 solo tackles at Cincinnati (11/29)…Recorded 5 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed at Minnesota (11/8)…Contributed 5 tackles (4 solo), 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble that was recovered by safety Rodney McLeod and returned 20 yards for a touchdown vs. Cleveland (10/25)...Intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and added 5 solo tackles at Arizona (10/4)….Nabbed his 1st interception of the season off Ben Roethlisberger and recorded 7 (6 solo) vs. Pittsburgh (9/27)...Had 5 solo tackles at Washington (9/20)…Opened the season with 6 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defensed vs. Seattle (9/13).
-  In 2014, played in 14 games with 13 starts at right corner…Registered 65 tackles (60 solo), returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns and had 2 forced fumbles...Posted 8 tackles (7 solo), 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble vs. Arizona (12/11)..Picked off Philip Rivers’ pass at the 1-yard line and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown at San Diego (11/23). That was his 2nd interception of the season, 7th of his career, and 5th for a touchdown. He also forced a Keenan Allen fumble and recorded 4 tackles (3 solo)…Had 9 solo tackles vs. Seattle (10/19)…Intercepted a Tony Romo pass intended for Dez Bryant and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown, and had 5 solo tackles, vs. Dallas (9/21).
- In 2013, started all 16 games at right corner…Registered 69 tackles (57 solo), 1 sack, 1 interception, and a career-high 18 passes defensed...Tied a career single-game record with 4 passes defensed, and had 6 tackles (5 solo) vs. New Orleans (12/15)…Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) vs. Chicago (11/24)…At Houston (10/13), Jenkins intercepted a T.J. Yates pass, and tackled Yates behind the line of scrimmage for his first career sack…Contributed a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) at Dallas (9/22)…Had 8 tackles (6 solo) at Atlanta (9/15), and 5 tackles (4 solo) and 3 passes defensed vs. Arizona (9/8).
-  As a rookie in 2012, Jenkins played in 15 games with 14 starts at right cornerback…Named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team...Led the Rams with a career-high 4 interceptions, including 3 he returned for touchdowns…Tied the NFL rookie record with 3 interception returns for touchdowns and led NFL with 4 total defensive touchdowns...Led the Rams with 15 passes defensed, and had a career-high 83 tackles (75 solo)…Jenkins started in his NFL debut, at Detroit (9/9), and intercepted a pass from Matthew Stafford at the Rams’ 3-yard line and returned it 34 yards. Also had 6 solo tackles…Registered 6 tackles (5 solo) and 2 passes defensed vs. Washington (9/16) and had 8 tackles (7 solo) and 2 passes defensed at Chicago (9/23)…Recorded 4 tackles and 4 passes defensed vs. Arizona (10/4) and 8 tackles (7 solo) vs. Green Bay (10/21)…Contributed 4 solo tackles and blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt vs. the Jets (11/18).
-  At Arizona (11/25), Jenkins intercepted Ryan Lindley and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown, and recorded a 2nd interception for a touchdown when he picked off Lindley and returned it 39 yards. He was the first Rams player with 2 interceptions for touchdowns in a game, and the 4th rookie in NFL history to accomplish the feat…The previous 3 came in 1925, 1948 and 1960. Also had 4 solo tackles. Jenkins was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Scored again the follow week vs. San Francisco (12/2) when he recovered a fumble at the 49ers’ 2-yard line and returned it for a touchdown, his 3rd score in 2 games. Became the first Rams rookie to record 3 defensive touchdowns, and the first Rams player to do it since Mike Jones in 1999. Also had 6 tackles (5 solo)…Registered a team-high 9 solo tackles vs. Minnesota (12/16)…Picked up his 4th interception, and the 3rd he returned for a touchdown, when he grabbed a Josh Freeman pass and returned it 41 yards for a score. Tied a franchise record for most interception touchdowns in a season, joining Monte Jackson (1976) and Rod Perry (1978). His 3 scores via interception tied the NFL rookie record, previously set by Ronnie Lott and Lem Barney.

COLLEGE:
-  Played his final year at North Alabama after spending 3 seasons at Florida...Played in 40 games with 36 starts at Florida…Recorded 121 tackles (92 solo) with 8 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), 25 pass deflections, 2 sacks, 10 stops for losses, and 2 forced fumbles…In 2008, was named Freshman All-America while helping the Gators capture a BCS National Championship...As a junior in 2010, he was a 2nd-team All-SEC and 3rd-team All-America…Division II 2nd-team All-America as a senior at UNA.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Raised awareness for the Jackrabbit Foundation by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Attended NFL & United Way of NYC Hometown Huddle employee volunteerism event and led a Play 60 fitness activity for students in Brooklyn, N.Y...Attended the Newark Collegiate Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new turf field thanks in part to LISC and The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program and practiced with the football team, providing them encouragement for their season... Attended the Trevin Wade Foundation Strike 4 Kids bowling event, interacted with children and families that attended...Participated in the 2017 Giants Town Hall event for season ticket holders, answering questions from the fans.

PERSONAL:
-  Social & behavioral sciences major…Parade and EA Sports All-America defensive back at Pahokee (Fla.) High School, where he earned first-team Class 2B all-state honors as a senior…Two-way star collected 6 interceptions and recorded over 80 tackles as a senior, while gaining over 1,000 yards on offense…Participated in numerous community events, including Coach Fisher & Friends Celebrity Softball game and the Kickoff for Charity.
TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally a 2nd-round (39th pick overall) draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 2012…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 10, 2016.

GIANTS NOTES:
-  In 2016, Jenkins was named a 2nd-team AP All-Pro, along with fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and defensive end Olivier Vernon. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and safety Landon Collins were first-team selections.
-  Jenkins, Beckham, Collins, and special teamer Dwayne Harris were voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Jenkins, Collins and Harris played in the game for the first time. The Giants sent two defensive backs to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 1963, when Erich Barnes and Dick Lynch were selected.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Jenkins has played in 75 regular-season games with 73 starts, and has started in 1 postseason game…His career statistics include 332 tackles (296 solo), 13 interceptions, including 5 returned for touchdowns, 71 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 sacks…Has also scored touchdowns on returns of a fumble and a blocked field goal.
-  In his first Giants season in 2016, Jenkins started 15 games; he missed the contest at Philadelphia (12/22) with a rib injury…Finished the season with 49 tackles (44 solo), 3 interceptions, 1 sack, 18 passes defensed, and 1 forced fumble, and the first Pro Bowl selection of his 5-year career…Routinely covered the opposition’s best receiver and twice held Dez Bryant, Dallas’ star receiver, to a single catch.
-  Jenkins had 3 solo tackles in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/11)…Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week when he returned the ball 65 yards for a touchdown after Johnathan Hankins blocked Wil Lutz’s 38-yard field goal vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Also contributed a season–high 8 tackles (7 solo), and 1 pass defensed…Had 4 solo tackles vs. Washington (9/25).
-  At Green Bay (10/9), Jenkins had 3 tackles (1 solo), 3 passes defensed, and 2 interceptions of Aaron Rodgers passes – 1 in each of the first 2 quarters - that he returned for 26 yards. They were the Giants’ first 2 interceptions – and the defense’s first takeaways - of the season. The first, on the final play of the opening quarter - caromed off the hands of wide receiver Jordy Nelson. It was the first Giants’ interception since Jonathan Casillas picked off Sam Bradford – then with Philadelphia – in the 2015 season finale.
-  Jenkins also intercepted a Rodgers pass with 3:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter. He was the first Giants players with 2 picks in a game since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie twice intercepted Dallas’ Matt Cassel on Oct. 25, 2015. DRC returned one of those picks 58 yards for a touchdown…It was the second 2-interception game of Jenkins’ career. As a rookie with the St. Louis Rams, he twice picked off the Cardinals’ Ryan Lindley at Arizona on Nov. 25, 2012. He returned both interceptions for touchdowns to become the first Rams player in history to accomplish that feat.
-  Jenkins was the first player to intercept 2 Rodgers passes in a game in Lambeau Field. Baccari Rambo, then a safety for the Bills, had been the last player to twice pick off Rodgers in a game, a feat he accomplished in Buffalo on Dec. 14, 2014.
-  Jenkins had 5 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed vs. Baltimore (10/16), 4 solo stops and 3 passes defensed at the Rams (10/23), and 6 tackles and broke up 1 pass vs. Cincinnati (11/14).
-  Jenkins had 5 tackles (3 solo), 3 passes defensed, and 1 sack at Cleveland (11/27). It was his second career sack and first since Oct. 13, 2013, when he had 1 for St. Louis against the Houston Texans.
-  In a victory vs. Dallas (12/11), Jenkins had 2 solo tackles, his 3rd interception of the season, and late in the 4th quarter, forced Dez Bryant to fumble after the Pro Bowl receiver made his only catch of the game, a 10-yarder. The ball was recovered by Landon Collins.
-  Had 1 solo tackle at Washington (1/1), and 1 assisted tackle in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).
-  In 2015, started all 15 games in which he played at right cornerback in his final season with the Rams…Inactive with a concussion vs. Detroit (12/13)…Finished with 66 tackles (60 solo), 3 interceptions, 13 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble...Recorded 6 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed vs. Arizona (12/6)…Picked off an Andy Dalton pass for his 3rd interception of the season and had 3 solo tackles at Cincinnati (11/29)…Recorded 5 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed at Minnesota (11/8)…Contributed 5 tackles (4 solo), 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble that was recovered by safety Rodney McLeod and returned 20 yards for a touchdown vs. Cleveland (10/25)...Intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and added 5 solo tackles at Arizona (10/4)….Nabbed his 1st interception of the season off Ben Roethlisberger and recorded 7 (6 solo) vs. Pittsburgh (9/27)...Had 5 solo tackles at Washington (9/20)…Opened the season with 6 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defensed vs. Seattle (9/13).
-  In 2014, played in 14 games with 13 starts at right corner…Registered 65 tackles (60 solo), returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns and had 2 forced fumbles...Posted 8 tackles (7 solo), 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble vs. Arizona (12/11)..Picked off Philip Rivers’ pass at the 1-yard line and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown at San Diego (11/23). That was his 2nd interception of the season, 7th of his career, and 5th for a touchdown. He also forced a Keenan Allen fumble and recorded 4 tackles (3 solo)…Had 9 solo tackles vs. Seattle (10/19)…Intercepted a Tony Romo pass intended for Dez Bryant and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown, and had 5 solo tackles, vs. Dallas (9/21).
- In 2013, started all 16 games at right corner…Registered 69 tackles (57 solo), 1 sack, 1 interception, and a career-high 18 passes defensed...Tied a career single-game record with 4 passes defensed, and had 6 tackles (5 solo) vs. New Orleans (12/15)…Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) vs. Chicago (11/24)…At Houston (10/13), Jenkins intercepted a T.J. Yates pass, and tackled Yates behind the line of scrimmage for his first career sack…Contributed a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) at Dallas (9/22)…Had 8 tackles (6 solo) at Atlanta (9/15), and 5 tackles (4 solo) and 3 passes defensed vs. Arizona (9/8).
-  As a rookie in 2012, Jenkins played in 15 games with 14 starts at right cornerback…Named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team...Led the Rams with a career-high 4 interceptions, including 3 he returned for touchdowns…Tied the NFL rookie record with 3 interception returns for touchdowns and led NFL with 4 total defensive touchdowns...Led the Rams with 15 passes defensed, and had a career-high 83 tackles (75 solo)…Jenkins started in his NFL debut, at Detroit (9/9), and intercepted a pass from Matthew Stafford at the Rams’ 3-yard line and returned it 34 yards. Also had 6 solo tackles…Registered 6 tackles (5 solo) and 2 passes defensed vs. Washington (9/16) and had 8 tackles (7 solo) and 2 passes defensed at Chicago (9/23)…Recorded 4 tackles and 4 passes defensed vs. Arizona (10/4) and 8 tackles (7 solo) vs. Green Bay (10/21)…Contributed 4 solo tackles and blocked a 26-yard field goal attempt vs. the Jets (11/18).
-  At Arizona (11/25), Jenkins intercepted Ryan Lindley and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown, and recorded a 2nd interception for a touchdown when he picked off Lindley and returned it 39 yards. He was the first Rams player with 2 interceptions for touchdowns in a game, and the 4th rookie in NFL history to accomplish the feat…The previous 3 came in 1925, 1948 and 1960. Also had 4 solo tackles. Jenkins was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Scored again the follow week vs. San Francisco (12/2) when he recovered a fumble at the 49ers’ 2-yard line and returned it for a touchdown, his 3rd score in 2 games. Became the first Rams rookie to record 3 defensive touchdowns, and the first Rams player to do it since Mike Jones in 1999. Also had 6 tackles (5 solo)…Registered a team-high 9 solo tackles vs. Minnesota (12/16)…Picked up his 4th interception, and the 3rd he returned for a touchdown, when he grabbed a Josh Freeman pass and returned it 41 yards for a score. Tied a franchise record for most interception touchdowns in a season, joining Monte Jackson (1976) and Rod Perry (1978). His 3 scores via interception tied the NFL rookie record, previously set by Ronnie Lott and Lem Barney.

COLLEGE:
-  Played his final year at North Alabama after spending 3 seasons at Florida...Played in 40 games with 36 starts at Florida…Recorded 121 tackles (92 solo) with 8 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), 25 pass deflections, 2 sacks, 10 stops for losses, and 2 forced fumbles…In 2008, was named Freshman All-America while helping the Gators capture a BCS National Championship...As a junior in 2010, he was a 2nd-team All-SEC and 3rd-team All-America…Division II 2nd-team All-America as a senior at UNA.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Raised awareness for the Jackrabbit Foundation by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Attended NFL & United Way of NYC Hometown Huddle employee volunteerism event and led a Play 60 fitness activity for students in Brooklyn, N.Y...Attended the Newark Collegiate Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new turf field thanks in part to LISC and The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program and practiced with the football team, providing them encouragement for their season... Attended the Trevin Wade Foundation Strike 4 Kids bowling event, interacted with children and families that attended...Participated in the 2017 Giants Town Hall event for season ticket holders, answering questions from the fans.

PERSONAL:
-  Social & behavioral sciences major…Parade and EA Sports All-America defensive back at Pahokee (Fla.) High School, where he earned first-team Class 2B all-state honors as a senior…Two-way star collected 6 interceptions and recorded over 80 tackles as a senior, while gaining over 1,000 yards on offense…Participated in numerous community events, including Coach Fisher & Friends Celebrity Softball game and the Kickoff for Charity.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 337 301 36 2.0 0 76 16 418 -- 99 7 5 2
2017 NYG 9 9 31 27 4 0.0 0 9 3 113 37.7 53 2 1 --
2016 NYG 15 15 49 44 5 1.0 0 18 3 26 8.7 23 0 1 --
2015 STL 15 15 64 56 8 0.0 -- 16 3 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2014 STL 14 13 59 55 4 0.0 0 5 2 124 62 99 2 2 --
2013 STL 16 16 61 55 6 1.0 -- 14 1 5 5 5 0 0 1
2012 STL 15 14 73 64 9 0.0 0 14 4 150 37.5 41 3 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET L 10-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @PHI L 24-27 3 3 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB L 23-25 5 5 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 LAC L 22-27 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @DEN W 23-10 6 6 0 0.0 0 1 1 43 43 43 1 1 --
7 SEA L 7-24 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @SF L 21-31 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 KC W 12-9 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 1 17 17 17 0 0 --
12 @WAS L 10-20 -- 0 0 0.0 0 2 1 53 53 53 1 0 --

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