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Check out this video K2 Produced for CBS featuring NFL Running Back Rashad Jennings.
The New York Giants football star discusses his work ethic, training and healthy lifestyle. Rashad’s stats and bio are below.
Rashad Andre Jennings (born March 26, 1985) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Jennings played for the Oakland Raiders in 2013 before signing with the Giants. Jennings played college football at Liberty.
Jennings began his high school career at Jefferson Forest High School in his hometown, Forest, Virginia. As a fifth string running back, he didn’t play in a game until the last game of his junior year. As a self-described “270 lb. chubby kid with asthma and glasses”, Jennings finally played after the first four running backs ahead of him on the depth chart went down with injuries. Even before putting in Jennings, his coach attempted to play a wide receiver at running back. On his first handoff he ran the ball in for a 30-yard touchdown. After a 40-yard rushing touchdown and scoring 2 more touchdowns on defense, Jennings was approached by a scout from the University of Tennessee who had come to see the starting running back. After inquiring about his grades and discovering Jennings had a 0.6 GPA, the scout said “Son, you have potential… Get your grades right!”
After the encouragement, Rashad and his brothers decided it would be best for him to transfer to Lynchburg Christian Academy. His older brothers offered to coach the football team since he couldn’t afford the tuition at the time. At LCA, he would begin to shed some weight and take to learning after having to repeat his junior year. In his junior and senior year, he was a two-time All-VISAA Division II selection while totaling 3,287 yards and 56 touchdowns, including 1,978 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, while also lettering twice in basketball.