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Mike Jenkins
CB #24
Height:
5-10
Weight:
197
Age:
30
College:
South Florida
Hometown:
Bradenton, FL
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 227 205 22 0.0 0 49 10 22 -- 23 1 2 1
2014 TB 1 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 OAK 15 15 65 57 8 0.0 -- 6 2 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2012 DAL 13 2 14 10 4 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DAL 12 12 24 22 2 0.0 -- 8 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2010 DAL 16 16 55 51 4 0.0 -- 9 1 -4 -4 -4 0 1 --
2009 DAL 16 15 49 45 4 0.0 -- 19 5 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2008 DAL 14 3 19 19 0 0.0 0 4 1 23 23 23 1 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 20, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick, (25th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 87 career games, with 63 starts, recording 253 tackles, 51 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Has played in two postseason games, tallying six passes defensed, two tackles and one interception.
  • Spent five seasons in Dallas (2008-12) and one season in Oakland (2013) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2009 season, recording a career-best five interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
  • Grabbed first career interception at New York Giants (11/2/08), returning it 23 yards for a touchdown.
  • Made first career start at St. Louis (10/19/08).
  • Made NFL debut at Cleveland (9/7/08).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Made Buccaneers debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and logged one tackle.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, September 11.

COMMUNITY:

  • Served Thanksgiving meals at Metroplex Salvation Army in 2011.
  • Participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas program.
  • Involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 40-of-48 games at South Florida (2004-07), totaling 133 tackles, six interceptions, five forced fumbles and a school-record 47 passes defensed. Also returned kickoffs, scoring on a 100-yard return as a senior.
  • As a senior, earned All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, as well as All-Big East honors.
  • A Thorpe Award candidate his senior season, he started all 13 games, setting career highs in tackles (41) and interceptions (three), while adding 12 passes defensed.
  • Started 12-of-13 games his junior season, tallying a career-best 15 passes defensed. Also had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • In 2005, started all 12 games, collecting 38 tackles, five passes defensed. two interceptions and two forced fumbles
  • Played in 10 games as a freshman, with three starts, registering nine passes defensed.
  • Attended Southeast High School (Bradenton Florida).
  • A 2002 SuperPrep All-American, was also named Class 3A all-state and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Also lettered in track at Southeast.
  • Has a son, Mekhi.
  • His mother was a computer operator in the U.S. Army.
  • Born on March 22, 1985 in Neuenbürg, West Germany.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 20, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick, (25th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 87 career games, with 63 starts, recording 253 tackles, 51 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Has played in two postseason games, tallying six passes defensed, two tackles and one interception.
  • Spent five seasons in Dallas (2008-12) and one season in Oakland (2013) before joining Tampa Bay.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2009 season, recording a career-best five interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
  • Grabbed first career interception at New York Giants (11/2/08), returning it 23 yards for a touchdown.
  • Made first career start at St. Louis (10/19/08).
  • Made NFL debut at Cleveland (9/7/08).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Made Buccaneers debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and logged one tackle.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, September 11.

COMMUNITY:

  • Served Thanksgiving meals at Metroplex Salvation Army in 2011.
  • Participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas program.
  • Involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 40-of-48 games at South Florida (2004-07), totaling 133 tackles, six interceptions, five forced fumbles and a school-record 47 passes defensed. Also returned kickoffs, scoring on a 100-yard return as a senior.
  • As a senior, earned All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, as well as All-Big East honors.
  • A Thorpe Award candidate his senior season, he started all 13 games, setting career highs in tackles (41) and interceptions (three), while adding 12 passes defensed.
  • Started 12-of-13 games his junior season, tallying a career-best 15 passes defensed. Also had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • In 2005, started all 12 games, collecting 38 tackles, five passes defensed. two interceptions and two forced fumbles
  • Played in 10 games as a freshman, with three starts, registering nine passes defensed.
  • Attended Southeast High School (Bradenton Florida).
  • A 2002 SuperPrep All-American, was also named Class 3A all-state and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Also lettered in track at Southeast.
  • Has a son, Mekhi.
  • His mother was a computer operator in the U.S. Army.
  • Born on March 22, 1985 in Neuenbürg, West Germany.
 

Recent Videos

  • HIGHLIGHT: Bucs Defense Forces Fumble

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Mike Jenkins forces a fumble and linebacker Bruce Carter recovers it.

  • Jenkins Ready to Go

    Posted Sep 5, 2014

    Cornerback Mike Jenkins talks to the media about the difficulties of missing camp and preparing to take the field for the season opener.