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Darius Jennings

175 lbs.
Baltimore, Md.
The Gilman School
High School
Darius Jennings - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished his UVa career No. 1 all-time in program history with 1,839 career kick return yards … finished his UVa career No. 5 in program history with 133 career receptions … finished his UVa career No. 9 in program history with 1,667 career receiving yards … finished his UVa career No. 11 in program history with 3,719 career all-purpose yards.

2014 – All-ACC honorable mention (KR) … All-ACC Coaches honorable mention (KR).

2014 – Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts … No. 1 in the ACC and No. 8 in the nation with 27.1 yards per kick return … finished the season with 27 catches for 521 yards and two touchdowns … rushed 24 times for 115 yards and one touchdown … led UVa with 1,313 all-purpose yards … also tallied 677 kick return yards … caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown against No. 7 UCLA … set a career high for all-purpose yards with 209 against Richmond … caught four passes for 79 yards … netted 130 yards on two kickoff returns, including a career-long 86 yard return to earn College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Returner of the Week for the week of Sept. 8… caught three passes for 35 yards at No. 21 BYU …added a 47-yard kickoff return … made one reception for 31 yards against No. 21 Louisville … recorded a 24-yard rush against Pittsburgh … caught three balls for 79 yards at Duke … caught three passes for a season-high 82 yards against North Carolina … caught three passes for 76 yards at Georgia Tech … made four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown at No. 2 Florida State … caught two balls for 32 yards against Miami … caught one pass for 23 yards at Virginia Tech … named UVa’s Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaches for the Richmond, Pitt and Georgia Tech games. 2013 – Appeared in all 12 of UVa’s games and made five starts … tied with Kevin Parks for No. 2 on the team with 38 receptions … was No. 3 on the team with 340 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns … with his first catch at North Carolina he became the 17th different Cavalier to amass at least 100 career receptions … had a career day against Georgia Tech with 13 catches for 119 yards … added two receiving touchdowns against Georgia Tech … joined Tim Smith (10 receptions) as the first UVa receiving duo in program history to amass at least 10 catches in the same game when the pair did so against Georgia Tech … the 13 catches puts him in a four-way tie in the UVa record book for No. 2 all-time for catches in a game … against the Yellow Jackets became the 33rd Cavalier in program history to surpass the 1,000-yard career receiving mark … caught seven passes for 62 yards and a key third quarter touchdown in UVa’s season-opening win over BYU … had three catches in games against Oregon, Clemson and Miami … had two catches in games against VMI, Pitt, North Carolina and Virginia Tech … led UVa with 24 kick returns for a team-best 522 return yards … also had four rushes for 19 yards, including a 16-yard scamper at Miami … second on the team with 881 all-purpose yards. 2012Started 11 of the 12 games he appeared in for UVa … led UVa with 568 receiving yards and was tied for team lead with five TD catches … made at least three catches in 10 of UVa’s 12 games … had five catches for 84 yards and a TD against Richmond … made five more receptions for 68 yards against Penn State … made three catches for 20 yards at Georgia Tech … set a career mark with 136 receiving yards against La Tech … injury prevented a start against Maryland … still caught two passes in fourth quarter … had seven catches for 57 yards and two TDs against Miami. 2011 – One of 12 true freshmen that made collegiate debut against William & Mary … has appeared in all 13 games … career-high 78 yards (including 53-yard TD reception) at Miami … leads UVa with 548 kickoff return yards, including a career-best 101 on four returns against Idaho … returned first collegiate punt against William & Mary for 27 yards, the longest punt return on the season for a Cavalier … had a career-long 12-yard rush against Virginia Tech … caught four passes for 35 yards against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … caught 20 balls for 238 yards … third on the team with 873 all-purpose yards … led team with 599 kickoff return yards.

Wide receiver, RB, QB and DB at the Gilman School … a SuperPrep All-American … a ESPNU Top 150 prospect … Gatorade Maryland Football Player of the Year … rated the No. 98 prospect in the nation by … rated the No. 71 prospect in the nation by MaxPreps … rated the No. 15 athlete in the nation by … rated the No. 10 athlete in the nation by … ranked No. 43 in the nation at wide receiver by … Baltimore Sun’s Male Athlete of the Year … compiled 150 all-purpose yards to lead the South to a 30-27 come-from-behind win over the North in the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl … invited to play in the Under Armour All-American game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. … partook in Under Armour All-American game festivities, but did not play after suffering a mild concussion in the Chesapeake Bowl … played QB exclusively in 2010 and was named the Baltimore Metro Area Offensive Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun … amassed 2,248 total yards of offense and scored 24 touchdowns … rushed for 1,592 yards and 19 scores … finished career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,338 career yards and 53 touchdowns on 493 carries … set single-season school records by rushing for 2,028 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior … stared for Greyhounds head coach Biff Poggi.