Mike Jenkins
CB #21
South Florida
TOTAL 101 244 221 23 0 0 54 10 1 22 -- 23
2015 TB 14 17 16 1 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 1 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 15 65 57 8 0 -- 6 2 0 0 -- 0
2012 DAL 13 14 10 4 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 12 24 22 2 0 -- 8 1 0 3 3 3
2010 DAL 16 55 51 4 0 -- 9 1 0 -4 -4 -4
2009 DAL 16 49 45 4 0 -- 19 5 0 0 -- 0
2008 DAL 14 19 19 0 0 0 4 1 1 23 23 23

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Selected by Dallas Cowboys in first round (25th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 26, 2008…Signed first contract, July 28, 2008…Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, April 9, 2013.

Selected by Dallas Cowboys in first round (25th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 26, 2008…Signed first contract, July 28, 2008…Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, April 9, 2013.

At a glance

  • Joins the Raiders from Dallas, where injury limited him over his last two seasons; will battle for position in the new-look Oakland secondary, bidding to return to the Pro Bowl form of his early career.
  • A former first round selection, started 38 straight games (40 including playoffs) from 2009-11.
  • Led Cowboys to a playoff berth and earned Pro Bowl honors in his second season, 2009.
  • An All-America corner at South Florida, also was a dangerous kick returner for the Bulls.
  • Blocked four kicks (two punts, two FGs) as a senior high-school safety in 2002.
  • Born during the Cold War in West Germany, where his mom worked for the U.S. Army.

CAREER: A first-round selection, selected 25th overall after Dallas traded up with Seattle in the 2008 draft, enters his sixth NFL season…One of two unrestricted free-agent cornerbacks to sign with the Raiders in 2013, joining Tracy Porter, spent his first five NFL campaigns in Dallas…An All-American at South Florida, capitalized on an early playing-time opportunity as a 2008 rookie, filling in for a suspended Adam Jones and an injured Terence Newman; quality of play allowed Cowboys to trade Anthony Henry for QB Jon Kitna after the season…In his second campaign, won a training-camp competition and earned a Pro Bowl selection after his first full season as a starter, 2009, when he led the Cowboys to the NFC playoffs and tied for 12th in the NFL with a career-high five interceptions…Started at least two games in each of his five Dallas seasons, including three straight years (2009-11) as a full-time starter…Saw a hamstring injury end a 38-game starting streak (40 including playoffs) midway through 2011…Limited by injury to 12 games in 2011, then served mainly in a reserve role in 2012…Counting two playoff contests, has started 65 NFL games…Owns 49 career passes defensed, and has 10 career interceptions.

2013: Settled into starting role at LCB in first season with Raiders...Started 15 games before missing season finale due to a hamstring injury...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions...Totaled 75 tackles (65 solo), eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...(9/8) at Ind.: Started at LCB in first game with Raiders...Credited with three solo tackles...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Racked up six solo tackles and posted two passes defensed...(9/23) at Den.: Scooped up a fourth-quarter fumble and advanced it deep into Denver territory, setting up a Raiders touchdown drive...Added eight tackles (seven)...(9/29) vs. Was.: Notched four solo stops...(10/6) vs. SD: Totaled four solo tackles...(10/13) at KC: Credited with five tackles (four)...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Recorded first interception of the season, out-striding WR Emmanuel Sanders to haul in a deep Ben Roethlisberger pass in the fourth quarter...Also credited with two passes defensed and five solo tackles...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Recorded four tackles (three), marking his seventh game with at least four tackles...(11/10) at NYG: Totaled six tackles (three)...(11/17) at Hou.: Established a single-game career best with a team-leading 10 tackles (eight)...Pushed RB Ben Tate out of bounds for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Posted seven solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, before leaving game due to a concussion in the fourth quarter...(11/28) at Dal.: Totaled three solo stops despite suffering a shoulder injury...Credited with a forced fumble on a strip of WR Dez Bryant in the second quarter that was recovered by Dallas...Stopped RB DeMarco Murray for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter...(12/8) at NYJ: Notched four tackles (three)...(12/15) vs. KC: Totaled three tackles (two)...Posted one pass defensed...(12/22) at SD: Recorded second interception of the season, picking off a pass from QB Philip Rivers’ at the Raiders’ 10-yard line to halt a potential scoring drive...Credited with three solo tackles and one pass defensed...(12/29) vs. Den.: Inactive due to a hamstring injury.

2012: Played in 13 games with two starts after a shoulder injury sidelined him most of the offseason and preseason…Spent the year mostly in a reserve role and for the first time in five NFL seasons did not intercept a pass…Posted 14 tackles (10 solo), with three passes broken up…Inactive for three games, the Sept. 5 NFL opener at the N.Y. Giants (shoulder) and consecutive contests Nov. 11-18 against the Eagles and Browns…(9/23) vs. TB: In his first 2012 start, showed athleticism in elevating to break up a potential Josh Freeman touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson deep down the left sideline, preserving a 10-7 lead in an eventual win…(10/14) at Bal.: Disrupted a second-quarter Joe Flacco pass intended for Torrey Smith…(11/4) at Atl.: Kept Cowboys in a close game, breaking up a fourth-quarter pass in front of Roddy White…(12/16) at Pit.: Made his second start and posted a season-high four tackles (three solo).

2011: Played and started 12 games, missing four consecutive contests in the season’s mid-stretch with a hamstring injury…Collected 22 tackles (20 solo) and one interception, and tied for the team lead with 10 passes defensed…(9/11) at NYJ: Limited by a neck injury in the opener, injured his shoulder during the game but played through pain and broke up two passes…(9/26) vs. Was.: Helped Cowboys open home schedule triumphantly with two pass breakups…(10/23) vs. StL: Picked off A.J. Feeley deep in Dallas territory to set up a field goal late in the third quarter of a 34-7 win...(10/30) at Phi.: Sustained a painful hamstring injury that would sideline him each of the next four contests…(11/6) vs. Sea.: Missed his first NFL game since Dec. 7, 2008; had started 38 straight games (40 including playoffs)…(12/4) at Ari.: Returned to action as a starter…(12/11) vs. NYG: Despite battling a shoulder injury, broke up three Eli Manning passes.

2010:Started all 16 games and paced the Cowboys secondary with 15 passes defensed, including one interception; also forced a fumble…(9/12) at Was.: Broke up a season-best three passes…(9/26) at Hou.: Helped limit Andre Johnson to four catches; intercepted a Matt Schaub pass intended for Johnson that set up a third-quarter Dallas touchdown in a 27-13 win...(11/14) at NYG: In second quarter of 33-20 road win, forced an Ahmad Bradshaw fumble before leaving the game later that period with a neck injury…(12/5) at Ind.: Set up the game-winning field goal in overtime by deflecting a Peyton Manning pass into the arms of teammate Sean Lee at midfield; also broke up a fourth-quarter pass and matched a season-high with seven tackles…(12/25) at Ari.: Forced a first-quarter punt with a tackle shy of the sticks, helping Cowboys hold Arizona to 2-for-11 on third down; also broke up a fourth-quarter pass in a tight game.

2009: Blossomed into a Pro Bowler in his first full season as a starter, helping Dallas to the playoffs…Started 15 of 16 regular-season games, as well as both playoff games…Tied for 12th in the NFL with a career-best five interceptions, and broke up 23 passes; scattered another six pass breakups and an interception over two postseason contests…Moved permanently into the starting lineup entering Week 4, concluding a fierce battle with Orlando Scandrick that began in training camp…(9/13) at TB: Started the season-opener and recovered a blocked Mike Nugent field goal, returning the loose ball 17 yards to set up a first-quarter Cowboys field goal in an eventual win…(9/28) vs. Car.: Picked off Jake Delhomme deep in Cowboys territory in second quarter of 21-7 Monday night victory; also threw James Stewart for a 1-yard loss in fourth quarter, with Dallas protecting a 13-7 advantage…(10/25) vs. Atl.: Intercepted a Matt Ryan pass intended for Roddy White in the second quarter of eventual, 37-21 win…(11/8) at Phi.: Sparked a Cowboys comeback by setting up a game-tying field goal, picking off Donovan McNabb in the third quarter of 20-16 win…(11/15) at GB: Bruised his forearm midway through the third quarter, returned, then aggravated the injury…(12/6) at NYG: Broke up two Eli Manning passes, one to force a punt in the first quarter and the other a third-quarter interception in the Dallas end zone, intended for Mario Manningham…at NO (12/19): In road win, kept Saints in check of a 14-3 game late in second quarter, intercepting Drew Brees at the Dallas 4-yard line, after breaking up a pass earlier on same drive; instrumental in holding eventual Super Bowl champion to 1-for-7 on third down…(12/27) at Was.: Helped Cowboys clinch a playoff berth with 27-0 triumph, Dallas’ first shutout in six years…(1/3/10) vs. Phi.: Broke up three passes, one to force a fourth-quarter punt and the other on Philly’s final snap, as Cowboys registered 24-0 win and first back-to-back shutouts in franchise annals…(1/9/10) vs. Phi.: Started rematch with Eagles in NFC Wild Card game and excelled, leading club with four pass breakups, including an interception…Picked off McNabb late in third quarter…(1/17/10) at Min.: Posted another two pass breakups in NFC Divisional loss…Replaced Minnesota CB Antoine Winfield in the Pro Bowl.

2008: Started three of his 14 games played as a rookie, notched 22 tackles (17 solo), six passes defensed, and returned his first career INT 23 yards for a touchdown…(9/7) at Cle.: Played his first NFL contest, with action in the nickel and dime packages…(10/19) at StL: Replacing Terence Newman (abdomen), made his first pro start…(10/26) vs. TB: Made second of three consecutive starts and posted a season-high seven tackles…(11/2) at NYG: Cut a 14-0 deficit in half with his first career interception, picking off Eli Manning in the second quarter and returning the takeaway 23 yards for a touchdown; became first Dallas rookie with a pick-six since Roy Williams in 2002…Missed two straight contests, Weeks 13-14 games vs. Seattle and at Pittsburgh, with a hamstring injury.

COLLEGE: Started 40 of 48 games played at South Florida…Registered 133 tackles (six for loss), five forced fumbles and a school-record 47 passes defensed, including six interceptions…Also returned kickoffs, scoring on a 100-yard touchdown as a senior…A Thorpe Award candidate as a senior 13-game starter in 2007, finished with career highs in tackles (41), interceptions (three) and tackles for loss (four); also broke up 12 passes…Earned All-America recognition from the American Football Coaches Association, in addition to All-Big East honors…Started 12 of his 13 games played as a junior in 2006, helping the team to a bowl berth with a career-best 15 pass breakups, including an interception; also forced a fumble and recovered another…Got the nod in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2005, collecting 38 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups…Before playing most of his career at right corner, played mostly on the left side as a freshman in 2004, playing in 10 of 11 games with three starts; broke up nine passes and forced two fumbles.

PERSONAL: Has a son Mekhi...A native of Europe, was born in Neuenburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany, where hs mom was a computer operator for the U.S. Army...A 2002 SuperPrep All-American as a senior safety at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Fla., also was first-team Class 3A all-state and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year...Also played RB as a senior and paced the team with 859 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns...Also lettered in track for SHS...Served an early Thanksgiving meal at a Metroplex Salvation Army in 2011, participated in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Christmas program, and made several holiday hospital visits representing the Cowboys...Also involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Recent Videos

  • Jenkins picks off Rivers

    Posted Dec 22, 2013

    Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins intercepts San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' pass intended for Vincent Brown in the second quarter.

  • Mike Jenkins picks off Ben Roethlisberger

    Posted Oct 27, 2013

    Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins intercepts Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's pass intended for receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the fourth quarter.

  • Raiders recover Broncos' fumble

    Posted Sep 23, 2013

    Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball fumbles the ball at the Broncos' 35 yard line. Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins recover the ball.

  • Mike Jenkins Chats with Media

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Recently acquired CB Mike Jenkins spoke to the media after his first OTA experience in the Silver and Black.

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