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Greg Jenkins to be inducted in Mississippi Bowl Hall of Fame


Greg Jenkins led Mississippi Gulf Coast to a state championship in 2008.  He passed for almost 3.500 yards and tossed 37 touchdowns in two seasons with the Bulldogs.

Jenkins signed with Alabama State after his playing days ended at Mississippi Gulf Coast.  In two years as the starting quarterback, Jenkins totaled 3,166 yards passing, had 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions for the Hornets.  He also rushed for 837 yards and 15 touchdowns.

"I can't even put it into words, "stated Jenkins.  "It's a very humbling feeling.  I came to Gulf Coast as a preferred walk-on.  I really started from nothing.  I had to prove myself and earn trust from the coaches to lead the team.

Jenkins will also be the featured speaker at the MACJC All-Star Banquet on Thursday.  He was the 2008 Offensive MVP in the first Mississippi Bowl leading Gulf Coast past Georgia Military College 41-8.

"When the opportunity came, it was the first Mississippi Bowl and it was pretty much a home game for us, "stated Jenkins.  "We wanted to start it off right with a win."

The Dade City, Florida native played six games with the Oakland Raiders in 2013.  He returned 10 kicks for 221 yards and six punts for 49 yards.  He missed the 2014 season after tearing his abductor muscle and later had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.  He signed with Jacksonville in 2015 but a high ankle sprain hindered his ability to crack the final roster.  He's hoping to get another shot at the NFL in 2016.

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