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University of Miami Athletics

Rayshawn Jenkins


Defensive Back




203 lbs.




St. Petersburg, Fla.



High School

Admiral Farragut Academy

Rayshawn Jenkins - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2016 (Redshirt Senior): Started 12 of 13 games and served as one of Miami’s top defensive playmakers…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)…Ranked third on team with 76 tackles (56 solo) and finished with 4.5 tackles for loss…Led team with two interceptions and ranked second with seven pass breakups…Added 1.5 sacks…Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and posted five tackles (four solo)…Added five tackles (three solo), 1.0 TFLs (six yards), 0.5 sacks (four yards) and first interception of season in start against FAU (Sept. 10)…Interception came on tipped ball in third quarter against Owls…Totaled four tackles (three solo) in start at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Totaled six tackles (all solo) and recorded one PBU in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Tied for team lead with six tackles (all solo) and had two PBUs against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Registered career-high 14 tackles (nine solo) and 1.0 TFL in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Totaled three tackles (two solo) at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Recorded three tackles (two solo) in start at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Totaled four tackles (three solo) and had second interception of season in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Delivered impressive performance in win at Virginia (Nov. 12), starting and totaling six tackles (five solo), 1.5 TFLs (seven yards), one sack (two yards) and one PBU…Started and finished with four tackles and game-high three PBUs in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Ranked second with 10 tackles (seven solo) in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 27)…Started and finished second with six tackles (four solo), including 1.0 tackle for loss (one yard), in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Enjoyed a strong return to form after missing the entire 2014 season due to injury…Started seven of 13 games…Was fourth on the team with 52 tackles…Ranked second on team with three interceptions…Had four PBUs and one fumble recovery…Returned to action in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5), recording first interception of season and two tackles (one solo)…Added four tackles and second interception of season in action at FAU (Sept. 11)…Had one tackle and 0.5 TFL in action vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Finished with four tackles (one solo), 0.5 TFLs and third interception of season in start at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Returned pick career-long 37 yards…Had three solo tackles at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Led team with six tackles against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had two tackles in start vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Totaled six tackles (four solo) and first fumble recovery of career in action at Duke (Oct. 31)…Tied for team lead and tied career high with eight tackles (seven solo) in start vs. Virginia (Nov. 7)…Added 1.0 TFL against Cavaliers…Ranked second on team with seven tackles (four solo) and added 0.5 TFLs in start at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Credited with four tackles and one quarterback hurry in home finale start vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Had two tackles and two PBUs in start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Totaled three tackles (two solo) and two pass breakups in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State.
2014 (Junior): Redshirted season after preseason surgery.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at safety… Ranks fourth on team with 44 total tackles, making 29 solo stops…Ranked second on team with three interceptions…Recorded second career INT in upset win over No. 12/9 Florida…Tallied four tackles and PBU in road win at USF… Recorded  second interception of season, PBU and three tackles against Georgia Tech…Had four tackles in comeback road win at UNC…Registered four tackles with PBU in comeback win over Wake Forest…Registered third interception of season in loss at Florida State… Season-high seven tackles in win over Virginia…Had six tackles in road win at Pitt.
2012 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games at defensive back, making two starts…Finished with 27 tackles, one INT and three pass break-ups…Made UM debut in road win at Boston College…Tallied four solo stops in home win vs. Virginia Tech…Recorded career-best eight tackles (seven solo) in road loss at Virginia…Career-first start came against USF, finishing with seven tackles and career-first INT…Made four tackles and three PBUs in second start at Duke.
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Rated as No. 27 safety prospect by Rivals and No. 40 according to ESPN…Played multiple positions at Admiral Farragut Academy, including quarterback, wide receiver, running back and defensive back…Saw action in only seven games as senior after being sidelined by injury…As junior, threw for 824 yards on 48-of-72 passing with 10 touchdowns and one interception, while rushing 83 times for 647 yards and seven touchdowns and zero fumbles…On defense had three interceptions, 15 tackles with one for loss, and eight passes defended and also had four sacks and one forced fumble…Ran track and was named school’s Athlete of the Year after winning state Class A title in 110-meter hurdles and placing second in 300-meter hurdles… Chose Miami over Alabama, Florida State and USF.

2016 13-12 56 20 76 4.5 14 1.5 6 0 0 7 2 0
2015 13-7 30 22 52 2.5 3 0.0 0 0 1 4 3 40
2013 13-12 30 16 46 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 5 3 22
2012 10-2 19 8 27 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 1 0
CAREER 49-33 135 66 201 8.0 19 1.5 6 0 1 19 9 62