57   Kyle Jenkins
Kyle Jenkins

RS Senior

Itasca, IL

High School:

Last College:
Harper College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 253




Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes November 22, 2011

Doeren, Harnish, Schiller and Wedige discuss the upcoming game against Eastern Michigan


Weekly Football Conference Quotes - October 11, 2011

Doeren, Daniels, Durante, Newcomb and Pegram discuss the upcoming game against Western Michigan


Dominating Defensive Effort Leads NIU Over Kent State, 40-10

Huskie defense allows just 70 yards while recording seven sacks and three turnovers


Northern Illinois Football 2011 Postgame Notes

NIU 40, Kent State 10





Fans greet Huskies after bowl victory

NIU faithful greeted the Huskies at the team hotel following their bowl win.


NIU defeats Arkansas State, 38-20

Huskies defeat Arkansas State, 38-20, in 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl


Huskies comeback to beat Bobcats, 23-20

NIU defeats Ohio, 23-20, to win its first MAC title in 28 years.


NIU defeats Eastern Michigan

Huskies defeat Eagles to win MAC West


NIU retains Bronze Stalk trophy

NIU defeats Ball State, 41-38, in a thriller



NIU captured its first MAC football championship since 1983, defeating Ohio, 23-20

2011: Played in all 14 games at defensive end... Started the Kent State (10-8), Western Michigan (10-15) and Arkansas State (1-8) games... Recorded a career-high 29 tackles on the year... Made 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and recovered a fumble... Tallied one tackle or more in 12 games... Capped off his career with a career-high seven tackles in the GoDaddy.com Bowl win over Arkansas State (1-8) while starting in place of Sean Progar... Made a tackle for minus five yards on the Red Wolves' second play from scrimmage and combined on a sack to force a third quarter three-and-out... Earned NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week honors following a six-tackle performance at Central Michigan (10-1)... Made three tackles, 1.5 for loss, and a drive-stopping sack versus Kent State (10-8)... Recovered a Golden Flashes fumble and returned it to the KSU seven-yard line to set up an NIU touchdown... Credited with a tackle for loss at Kansas (9-10)... Began the season with four tackles against Army (9-3)... Made two tackles versus Ohio (12-2) in the MAC Championship game... Registered an assisted tackle for loss at Bowling Green (11-8).

2010: Did not see any game action on the offensive line. Moved to tight end and also practiced at offensive line in spring 2010.

2009: Redshirted after suffering a knee injury in preseason drills. Joined the Huskies in January 2009 as a defensive lineman after one season at Harper Junior College.

Junior College: 2008 NJCAA Second Team All-American and Midwest Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Harper College. First team all-conference and all-region selection recorded 40 tackles and 19.5 sacks to lead the Hawks to an 11-1 record and to the MFC and Valley of the Sun Bowl championships.

High School: Earned four varsity letters to help lead the Highlanders to four straight state championships. Awarded 4A all-state honors his senior year, compiling 68 tackles and 13 sacks. Named the Chicago Sun-Times Small School Player of the Year as a senior. Earned first team all-conference honors both his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, recorded 65 tackles with 11 sacks, three interceptions and one blocked kick. Made 55 stops with seven sacks and a blocked kick as a sophomore. Holds the school record for most career sacks with 31. Three-sport standout garnered three all-conference awards in basketball, and earned all-area mention in 2004. Also earned all-conference accolades in baseball as a senior.

Personal: Born Aug. 23, 1988. Son of Bob and Liane Jenkins. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.138, majoring in physical education. Aspires to be a physical education teacher and a football coach. Admires the late Reggie White.

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