Janoris Jenkins is one of those sportsmen that can hardly be missed thanks to his unique dreadlocks. He is a professional American football cornerback who plays for the New York Giants. His impressive skills were honed from his high school days to his college days where he did well to make history (in college) as the second freshman to open as a cornerback playing for the Gators of the University of Florida. He was then drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, just after completion of his college education. Despite his skills on the field of play, his career has definitely experienced a few downsides over the years, nonetheless, his undeniable talent and resolve, makes him a valuable asset to his team.
Janoris Jenkins’ Bio
Janoris Jermain Jenkins was born in Pahokee, Florida, on the 29th of October 1988. For his high school education, he studied at the Pahokee High school and played as a cornerback for the Pahokee Blue Devils football team where he had Merril Noel and Richard Ash as teammates. When he was in his senior year, he got the chance to be drafted as part of the players for the 2008 Florida Citrus Bowl for FHSAA Class 2B State championship. In the game, his team pushed hard to come up from a 14-0 lagging to win the Newberry football team with a 53-14 end score.
For his university education and career, he accepted an athletic scholarship offered by the University of Florida where he was to play for the football team, headed by coach Urban Meyer, from the year 2008 to 2010. With this move, Janoris Jenkins made history in the school by becoming the second true freshman to start at cornerback in the season opener. He was subsequently kicked off the team despite his performances for the Gators because he was caught and charged with the possession of marijuana in April 2011.
After this incident, he had to transfer to the University of North Alabama to complete his senior year. While he was there, he signed for an athletic grant-in-aid which enabled him to play for the North Alabama Lions football team, headed by coach Terry Bowden. Currently, he plays for the New York Giants and is tied to a five-year deal. In his career so far, Jenkins has been listed as the sixth-best cornerback in the nation’s prospects as well as being rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Career And Salary
It’s an open secret that most football players are indeed living the good life through their career as pro-American Football players. Janoris Jenkins is surely among that crop as his current contract with his new team, New York Giants, is to the tune of $62.5 million for five years. This contract is made up of a whopping $28 million guaranteed pay as well as a bonus $10 million which helps to put his annual salary at $13 million with an estimated net worth of $94 million.
Who is Janoris Jenkins’ Brother?
On the 26th of June 2018, the news of a dead body which was discovered in the basement of Jenkins’ New Jersey home, was in circulation. The body was later identified to be that of hip-hop music producer, Roosevelt Rene, aged 25, who happened to be a family friend and was living in the house with Jenkins and his ex-convict brother, William Jenkins Jr. Nine hours before Rene’s body was discovered, William Jenkins was arrested upstate around 1:40 am on an outstanding warrant.
In the custody of the police, Williams confessed to killing Rene after a serious altercation between the two of them. Autopsy reports found that Rene might have either been strangled or suffocated. In an interview given by Janoris Jenkins about the news, he simply said that his brother had a very troubled childhood and has been in and out of jail ever since he (Janoris) was 14 years old.
Personal Life – Baby Mama, Kids And Girlfriends
With high earning sportsmen like Janoris Jenkins, a long-term relationship is fast becoming old fashioned. So far, Janoris has dated four different women which are known. He also has four children from these women and their names are Legend Jenkins, Janoris Jenkins Jr., Paris Jenkins, and Janorion Jenkins. According to reports, Janoris has been a good father doing the much he can to support his baby mamas and his kids by paying a sufficient amount in child support on a timely basis. In terms of relationships, Janoris has not publicly announced that he has a new girlfriend. We figure that he is probably busy trying to prove his worth after the mouthwatering deal he signed with the New York Giants.