Jenkins to play football at Lindsey Wilson
Butler County native Dean Jenkins has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career as a Blue Raider at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Jenkins, currently a senior at Edmonson County High School, played running back and defensive back for the Wildcats this season. The Wildcats finished the season 11-1 overall after a perfect 10-0 regular season. Jenkins is the son of Dwight and Allison Jenkins of Morgantown and Jimmy and Maria Duff of Brownsville. He is the grandson of Jut and the late Billie Mae Jenkins of Quality.
During the signing ceremony, Edmonson County Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Kyle Pierce said, "I'm very happy for him. He's a four year player for us, a three-year starter and he's had a tremendous career here for us." Pierce went on to say, "I guarantee he will be successful at Lindsey Wilson not just on the football field, but in the classroom as well."
After signing his letter of intent, Jenkins addressed the crowd at ECHS.
"None of this is possible without God because He's the one that gives us everything. Second of all, I want to thank all my family and football guys for pushing me through practice, pushing me every day. It wouldn't be possible without you guys," said Jenkins.
The 5'11" senior had 106 rushes in the 2011 season for 892 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 8.4 yards per carry and a touchdown every 6 carries. Jenkins carried the load for the Wildcats his junior year when he rushed for 1,173 yards and 12 touchdowns on 193 touches. He finished his career as a running back with 322 rushes for 2,227 yards and 31 touchdowns. Defensively, Jenkins recorded 55 tackles his senior year, had 5 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery. During his four years as a defensive back, he recorded 102 tackles, had 6 picks, and recovered 2 fumbles.