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Chris Jennings bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 1L... Jennings will contend for the top role in the backfield in UA’s new offense... He joined the team just before fall camp in 2006 as a walk on, and then turned some heads quickly, eventually earning the starting role for six games from Stephen F. Austin through Oregon State... Some solid running to close the game at LSU helped him earn the role with 53 yards on eight carries... His first start was memorable, with 26 carries for 201 yards, the team individual high for the year against SFA... The 201-yard game is No. 10 on UA’s top 10 list... Had 17 totes for 89 yards at Stanford in his fifth start...  Final stats of 4.3 yards per rush and 451 net on 105 carries, with three touchdowns... Caught seven passes for 30 yards... Earned a scholarship at mid-year 2006-07... 14 carries for 103 yards plus nine receptions for 46 yards in major spring '07 scrimmages...


Junior College: Arizona Western, Yuma, Ariz., 2006... Pre season NJCAA honorable mention All-America in 2005... Rushed for 1,10 yards, with 12 touchdowns in two-year career... Team captain as sophomore... Arizona All-Combine team selection final year...


High School: Fairview High School, Ashland, Ky., 2004... Gatorade Player of Year for state as a senior... Noted linebacker, earning first-team all-state honors... All-area, all-district and conference Player of the Year... School rushing record with 2,003 yards and 36 touchdowns final year... 11.7 yards per carry... Career 3,000-yard rusher... Attended Huntington, W. Va., High School first two years...


Personal: Date of birth Dec. 12, 1985... Vertical leap of 40 inches, with reported 4.47 speed...


Jennings’ Career Totals

Year        G-GS       Rush        Yds         TD            Long

2006        11-6         105          451          3              41           


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