Rashad Jennings
RB #23
Lynchburg, VA

Quick Stats (2015):



-    Originally a 7th round (250th overall pick) draft choice by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders on April 11, 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2014.

-    Jennings has played in 64 games with 26 starts…Career totals include 554 rushing attempts for 2,316 yards (4.2-yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns, plus 127 receptions for 972 yards (7.7-yard avg.)…Has also returned 13 kickoffs for 297 yards (22.8-yard avg.).
-    Originally a 7th round (250th overall pick) draft choice by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders on April 11, 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2014.

-    Jennings has played in 64 games with 26 starts…Career totals include 554 rushing attempts for 2,316 yards (4.2-yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns, plus 127 receptions for 972 yards (7.7-yard avg.)…Has also returned 13 kickoffs for 297 yards (22.8-yard avg.).
-    In 2014, played in 11 games with 9 yards in his 1st season with the Giants…Inactive from 10/12-11/9 with a knee injury suffered vs. Atlanta (10/5) and with an ankle injury at St. Louis (12/21)…Finished 2nd on the team with a career-high 167 carries for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns and added 30 receptions for 226 yards…Made his Giants debut with 46 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown, and 4 catches for 50 yards at Detroit (9/8)…Ran for 64 yards on 18 carries and added 4 catches for 45 yards vs.
-    Led the Giants with 176 rushing yards, including a 1-yard touchdown, on 34 carries, both career-high totals, vs. Houston (9/21). His previous bests were achieved when he played for Oakland in 2013 – 23 carries on Dec. 15 vs. Kansas City and 150 yards on Nov. 17 at Houston. It was the fifth 100-yard game of Jennings’ career…Jennings’ 34 carries were the most by a Giant since Dec. 5, 1999, when Joe Montgomery had 38 rushing attempts vs. the Jets. His 176 yards were the highest total by a Giants back since Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 200 yards on 30 carries vs Cleveland on Oct. 7, 2012. It was the first 100-yard performance by a Giant since Andre Brown ran for 127 yards on Nov. 24, 2013 vs. Dallas and the first 150-yard game since Bradshaw’s performance.
-    After missing 4 games with a sprained knee, Jennings returned to action vs. San Francisco on Nov. 61 and rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries…Ran for 52 yards on 19 carries and tied his career high with 8 catches for 68 yards, including a career-long 27-yarder, vs. Dallas (11/23).
-    Jennings had 26 carries for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns (on runs of 2 and 17 yards) at Jacksonville (11/30)…The carries and yards were each his 2nd-highest totals of the season, while the 2 touchdowns tied a career high he twice set in 2013 with Oakland. Jennings was the first Giants back to rush for 2 touchdowns in a game since Andre Brown scored on runs of 23 and one yards on Dec. 1, 2013 at Washington.
-    Caught a 17-yard pass at Tennessee (12/7)…Rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and added 3 catches for 21 yards vs. Philadelphia (12/28).
-    In 2013, played in 15 games with 8 starts in his only season in Oakland…Inactive at the Jets (12/8) with a concussion…Led the Raiders in rushing attempts (163), yards (a career-high 733) and touchdowns (6)…Also had a career-best 36 receptions for 292 yards…Added 3 special teams tackles (2 solo)…Topped the NFL during November with 596 total yards...Totaled 116 yards of offense (45 rushing and 71 receiving) vs. Washington (9/29)…Started for the 1st time as a Raider vs. San Diego (10/6) and rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries…Blocked a punt to set up a touchdown and recovered an onside kick vs. Pittsburgh (10/27)…Was the lead running back vs. Philadelphia (11/3) after Darren McFadden left the game with a hamstring injury. Set a career high with 176 total yards (102 rushing, 74 receiving) and scored his first Raiders touchdown on an 8-yard run…Rushed for 88 yards and caught 2 passes for 19 yards at the Giants (11/10)…Carried 22 times for 150 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown after taking a direct snap, at Houston (11/17). It was the longest run of his career…Rushed 16 times for 73 yards and caught 4 passes for 49 yards vs. Tennessee (11/24)…Started at Dallas (11/28), where he had 17 carries for 35 yard, including two 1-yard touchdowns…Left the game in the 4th quarter with a concussion and missed the following game at the Jets. Totaled 103 yards (91 rushing, 12 receiving) and scored twice on 1-yard runs vs. Kansas City (12/15)…Started at San Diego (12/22) and rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries and caught 3 passes for 27 yards…Started vs. Denver (12/29) and rushed for 9 yards on 4 carries and posted 2 catches for 8 yards.
-    In 2012, played in 10 games with 6 starts in his final season in Jacksonville…Finished with 101 carries for 283 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus 19 catches for 130 yards…Returned 10 kickoffs for 241 yards…Missed games at Miami (9/16) and vs. Pittsburgh (9/23) with a knee injury and was sidelined for the final 4 games with a concussion…Started at Minnesota (9/9), his 1st game since Jan. 2, 2011 and rushed for 31 yards on 8 carries before leaving with a knee injury…Ran for 44 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown, and tied his career-high with 7 receptions, including a career-long 26-yarder, at Oakland, (10/21)…Started at Green Bay (10/28) and totaled 115 yards from scrimmage and 59 rushing yards, both season highs…Suffered a concussion at Buffalo (12/2), ending his season.
-    In 2011, sustained a knee injury in the Jaguars’ 3 preseason game, vs. Buffalo (8/27) and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 3.
-    In 2010, played in 13 games with 3 starts for Jacksonville…Finished with 84 carries for 459 yards (career-high 5.5-yard avg.) and 4 touchdowns and 26 receptions for 223 yards…Made his 1st NFL start at San Diego (9/19), where he rushed for 38 yards on 9 carries and blocked a Mike Scifres punt, the Jags’ first blocked punt since 2006, to set up a Jacksonville score…Inactive at Buffalo (10/10) with a shoulder injury…Ran for 53 yards on 7 carries, including a 5-yard touchdown, at the Giants (11/28)…Ran for 44 yards on 10 attempts, including an 11-yard touchdown, at Tennessee (12/5)…Carried 5 times for 105 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown, vs. Oakland (12/12). Averaged 21.8 yards-per-carry to become only the 6th NFL player in 50 years to average at least 20.0 yards with at least 5 attempts…Caught 7 passes for 64 yards at Indianapolis (12/18)…Started at Houston (1/2) and ran for 108 yards on 22 carries (4.9-yard avg.), including a 3-yard touchdown.
-    As a rookie in 2009, played in 15 games and had at least 1 carry in each one…Totaled 39 attempts for 202 yards (5.2-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown, plus 16 receptions for 101 yards…Also returned 3 kickoffs for 56 yards (18.7-yard avg.)…Did not play in season opener at Indianapolis (9/13)…Made his NFL debut vs. Arizona (9/20) with all 3 of his 2009 kickoff returns…Saw his 1st extensive playing time vs. Tennessee (10/4), leading the team with 9 carries and 53 yards in the win…Scored his 1st career touchdown on a 28-yard run vs. Kansas City (11/8).

-    Played his final 3 seasons and 31 games at Liberty, after transferring from Pittsburgh…Played 39 games in his collegiate career and finished with a combined 4,044 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns, plus 48 catches for 557 yards…In 2005 at Pitt, became only the 4th true freshman running back ever to start a game, joining Tony Dorsett (1973), Brandon Williams (1998) and Raymond Kirkley (2001)…In January following his freshman year, transferred to Liberty in Lynchburg, Va., a short drive from his hometown, where his father was sick…Established the Big South’s career rushing record with 3,633 yards, averaging 5.7 yards on 633 carries, with 42 touchdowns…Consensus 1st-team All-America as a senior…Earned consecutive Big South Offensive Player of the Year honors.

-    Founder of the Rashad Jennings Foundation…Greeted fans and signed autographs at the Giants 2014 Draft Party at MetLife Stadium and at the 2014 NBC Health and Wellness Expo…Loaded turkeys and packed non-perishable items into holiday boxes for families in need at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in conjunction with Stop & Shop…Mingled with clients at the HUMC Fitness and Wellness Center powered by the Giants…Launched the Rashad Jennings Reading Challenge in both Huber Street Elementary School and Clarendon Elementary School in Secaucus, N.J. for students in grades 2 through 6. The Reading Challenge is an incentive-based program designed to motivate elementary students to read more, improve their comprehension skills, boost their confidence and build a love for reading…Teamed with former NFL player Tim Green in a Play60/Read20 event at the Berkeley School in Bloomfield, N.J…Attended the Jay Fund’s Annual Champions for Children’s Gala in New York City

-    Can write with both hands, something he taught himself at Liberty; also taught himself to play the guitar and perform magic tricks…Followed a family path paved by two older brothers, Butch and Bryan, who played briefly in the NFL…Graduated from Lynchburg (Va.) Christian Academy, where he played 2 years after transferring from Jefferson Forest, where he lettered 2 years…A running back and linebacker, he was a 2-time All-Virginia Division II selection…In 2 years at LCA, combined for 3,287 yards and 56 TDs, including 1,978 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior…Also lettered 2 years in basketball…When he played in Jacksonville, Jennings was heavily involved in all aspects of the Jaguars’ outreach, including Shop with a Jock, NFL Play 60, Hometown Huddle and Readers Party…Also was a guest on Straight Talk television, which seeks to reduce teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS…Addressed more than 30 youth pastors on 2 occasions about his childhood and life experiences, and served as a guest of the Boy Scouts.
Career Stats
TOTAL 749 3,179 4.2 80 20 156 1,268 8.1 51 1 7 4
2015 NYG 16 16 195 863 4.4 38T 3 29 296 10.2 51T 1 3 2
2014 NYG 11 9 167 639 3.8 18 4 30 226 7.5 27 0 1 1
2013 OAK 15 8 163 733 4.5 80T 6 36 292 8.1 24 0 -- --
2012 JAC 10 6 101 283 2.8 21 2 19 130 6.8 26 0 3 1
2010 JAC 13 3 84 459 5.5 74T 4 26 223 8.6 25 0 -- --
2009 JAC 15 0 39 202 5.2 28T 1 16 101 6.3 14 0 -- --

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