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Martin Jenkins
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Martin Jenkins 824529
Position: CB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Centennial HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters

Versatile player who played on defense as a cornerback and nickel back along with special teams ... had 66 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown, one quarterback pressure and 10 pass breakups in 738 snaps over 42 games (eight starts) in his career.

2014: Had four tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in 61 snaps over four games (one start) ... had one sack in five snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had one tackle for loss in six snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25.

2013: Had 26 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception for 52 yards and three pass breakups in 311 snaps over 13 games (four starts) ... had one tackle and a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown in 23 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7; it was his first career interception; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles and a pass breakup in 52 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had three tackles in 60 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 31 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 18 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had three tackles and one tackle for loss in 37 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012: Redshirted ... suffered a hernia injury prior to the season.

2011: Had 27 tackles, one tackle for loss and six pass breakups in 304 snaps over 14 games (three starts) ... had two tackles in eight snaps at No. 10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in 13 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had three tackles and two pass breakups in 60 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... had four tackles and a team-high two pass breakups in 51 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... had three tackles, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in 25 snaps at NC State on Nov. 19; it was his first career start ... had five tackles in 44 snaps at No. 13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had five tackles and a pass breakup in 44 snaps against No. 3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3 ... had three tackles in 47 snaps against No. 22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.

2010: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had nine tackles and a pass breakup in 62 snaps over 11 games ... played four games on defense and contributed on special teams ... had a tackle against North Texas; it was his first career game ... had three tackles in 30 snaps against Presbyterian College ... had a tackle in 12 snaps against Maryland ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 11 snaps at Wake Forest.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 93 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 38 cornerback in the nation by ESPN ... All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStars ... arguably the fastest player to sign with Clemson in 2010 scored 12 touchdowns in five different ways as a senior; had three on interception returns, two on punt returns, one on a kickoff return, three receiving and three rushing ... had 750 rushing yards and 450 yards in returns as a junior ... finished fourth in the state at the AAAAA level in the 100m and 200m, but had a terrific senior track season ... won the state title in the 100m dash as a senior, posting a solid time of 10.59 in the AAAAA final ... had career-best time of 21.43 in the 200m and was AAAAA runner-up as a senior ... coached by Jeff Measor at Roswell High School ... recruited by Charlie Harbison and Kevin Steele ... chose Clemson over Syracuse.

Personal: His father, Lee, was a standout cornerback at Tennessee and then played one year with the New York Giants; his career overlapped with the playing career of former Tiger Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele at Tennessee; Steele was on the coaching staff during Lee Jenkins’ senior year ... his brother, Ryan, is a wide receiver at Tennessee ... graduated Aug. 8, 2014 with a degree in sociology ... born Feb. 14, 1992.

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