Alfred Donnell Jenkins (born January 25, 1952), is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Birmingham Americans in 1974 and nine seasons for the Atlanta Falcons from 1975 through 1983. Jenkins was selected to the Pro Bowl during the 1980 and 1981 seasons and is considered the most successful NFL player from the short-lived World Football League.
Jenkins has three children, Kellie Jenkins, Astarrte Waites and Alfred Cornell Jenkins, and four grandchildren, Willie Matthews, Shacquayvia Jenkins, Zancquayvia Jenkins, and Eva Ware.
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To those less familiar with Jenkins, he was Most Valuable Player of the World Football League in 1974, playing with the Birmingham Americans.
The 1976 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 11th year in the National Football League (NFL). The season saw the Falcons attempting to improve on their 4-10 record from 1975. However, they were only able to match the record, as they finished the 1976 season with an identical 4-10 record and missed the playoffs for the 11th straight season. After a 1-4 start to the season, head coach Marion Campbell was fired by general manager Pat Peppler, who himself would close out the season as the interim head coach and finish the season with a 3-6 record.1977 Atlanta Falcons season
The 1977 Atlanta Falcons season was the team's 12th year in the National Football League. The team finished the season 7–7, and did not make the NFL's postseason.
Although the Falcons' offense struggled, the defense was dominant. The Falcons' 129 points allowed not only led the league, but established an all-time NFL record for fewest points allowed in a 14-game NFL season. Atlanta's 3,242 total yards allowed were second-fewest in the league, and the Falcons' 1,384 passing yards allowed was by far the best in the NFL in 1977.Football analytics site Cold Hard Football Facts call the 1977 Falcons "the stingiest defense of the Super Bowl Era. In fact, it was the stingiest defense since World War II. Atlanta surrendered just 9.2 PPG, or a total of 129 points in the 14-game season. For a little perspective: the 2012 Bills gave up 131 points in their first four games. That unit was truly a no-name defense at its finest: despite its status as the stingiest defense since World War II, the 1977 Falcons sent only two defenders to the Pro Bowl: cornerback Rolland Lawrence and defensive end Claude Humphrey. [...] It was truly a one-hit wonder of a unit: the 1976 Falcons possessed one of the worst defenses in the league (22.3 PPG); and it largely fell apart in 1978 (18.1 PPG). The most famous personality on the 1977 Falcons was not a player but defensive assistant Jerry Glanville, who installed in a swarming style of play in Atlanta remembered as the "Grits Blitz" defense."1981 All-Pro Team
The 1981 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Pro Football Writers Association, Pro Football Weekly, and The Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 1981. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP and NEA teams. These are the five teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. The Associated Press added a "nose tackle" position in 1981, joining Pro Football Weekly .1981 Pro Bowl
The 1981 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 31st annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1980 season. The game was played on Sunday, February 1, 1981, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was NFC 21, AFC 7.Sam Rutigliano of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Atlanta Falcons head coach Leeman Bennett. The referee was Gordon McCarter.1982 Atlanta Falcons season
The 1982 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 17th season in the National Football League (NFL). The team qualified for the postseason and unofficially won the NFC West for the second time in three years. Due to the players strike, this was not recognized as divisions were dissolved for this year only. As the lone NFC West team to qualify for the playoffs, Falcons were considered the 1982 first place team when 1983 matchups were determined.1985 Arizona Wildcats football team
The 1985 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Larry Smith, the Wildcats compiled an 8–3–1 record (5–2 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in second place in the Pac-10, tied with Georgia in the 1985 Sun Bowl, and outscored their opponents, 252 to 146. The defense gave up an average of 12.2 points per game, the sixth best average in Division I-A. The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.
The team's statistical leaders included Alfred Jenkins with 1,767 passing yards, David Adams with 511 rushing yards, and Jon Horton with 685 receiving yards. Linebacker Byron Evans led the team with 196 total tackles.1985 Sun Bowl
The 1985 Sun Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Arizona Wildcats.1986 Arizona Wildcats football team
The 1986 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.Alfred Jenkins (disambiguation)
Alfred Jenkins may refer to:
Alfred Jenkins (born 1952) American football player
Alfred Jenkins (quarterback) (born 1964), American football player
Alfred Jenkins (sports promoter) (1901–1976) New Zealand sports promoter
Alfred L. Jenkins (born 1916) American diplomat and expert on Chinese-American relationsAlfred Jenkins (quarterback)
Alfred Jenkins III (born April 1, 1964) is a former American football quarterback who played one season with the Dallas Texans of the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 248th pick in the 1987 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Arizona. Jenkins was also a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.
Jenkins attended Lynwood High School in Lynwood, California.Alfred Jenkins (sports promoter)
Alfred Jenkins (15 March 1901–28 June 1976) was a New Zealand physical culturist, sports administrator and promoter . He was born in Long Gully, Victoria, Australia on 15 March 1901.Alfred Jenkins Shriver
Alfred Jenkins Shriver (June 5, 1867 – September 3, 1939) was an American lawyer and philanthropist.Arizona Wildcats football statistical leaders
The Arizona Wildcats football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Arizona Wildcats football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Wildcats represent the University of Arizona in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.
Although Arizona began competing in intercollegiate football in 1899, the school's official record book does not generally include stats from before the 1950s, as records from this era and earlier are often incomplete and inconsistent.
These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:
Since the 1950s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Wildcats have played in eight bowl games since this decision, giving recent players a potential extra game to accumulate statistics.
The Wildcats have surpassed 5,000 yards nine times in school history, all since 1998 and seven times since 2008. They have eclipsed 6,000 yards twice under former head coach Rich Rodriguez.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017season.Dallas Texans (Arena)
The Dallas Texans were an Arena football team based in Dallas, Texas. The Texans were founded in 1990 and were a member of the Arena Football League (AFL). The team played for four seasons, and were relatively successful, making the playoffs three out of four seasons. They played their home games in the Reunion Arena, which they shared with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.Harry Jenkins
Henry Alfred "Harry" Jenkins, (born 18 August 1952), Australian former politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Scullin, Victoria, from the 1986 by-election until August 2013 for the Australian Labor Party.
Jenkins served as the 26th Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 2008 until his unexpected resignation as Speaker on 24 November 2011.Harry Jenkins Sr.
Henry Alfred Jenkins, AM (24 September 1925 – 27 July 2004), Australian Labor politician, was Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the term of the Labor government of Bob Hawke.
Born and educated in Melbourne, Jenkins graduated in science and medicine from the University of Melbourne, and in arts from Deakin University. He worked as a general practitioner until 1961, when he was elected as a Labor member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Reservoir, where he served until 1969. In the Victorian Parliament he was Shadow Minister for Health.
Jenkins then moved to the Federal Parliament. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the Division of Scullin at the 1969 election. After the dismissal of the Whitlam government, Jenkins came under pressure to stand aside from Scullin to allow the President of the ACTU, Bob Hawke, an entry into Parliament at the 1975 election; but he resisted this and Hawke was not to enter politics until 1980. In May 1983, on the election of the Hawke government, Jenkins was elected Speaker of the House, a position he held until his retirement in 1985. He was succeeded as member for Scullin by his son, Harry Jenkins Jr.
After leaving politics, Jenkins was appointed Australian Ambassador to Spain, a post he held until 1988. In 1991 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.Johns Hopkins Club
The Johns Hopkins Club is a private club located on the grounds of The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus at 3400 North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland.Shut Up, Dude
Shut Up, Dude is the first mixtape by American hip hop trio Das Racist. It was released as a free download by Greedhead Music and Mishka on March 29, 2010.Todd Hammel
Todd Layne Hammel (born December 7, 1966) is a retired professional arena football player who played for 10 teams since his Arena Football League (AFL) career began in 1992. He is the great grandson of Oklahoma Indian Chief Quana Parker and a member of the Cherokee tribe. He is a distant relative of QB Sam Bradford.