Rashad Jennings Celebrity LifeAndre Rashad Jennings, born on 26th of March, 1985 in Forest, Virginia, is a professional American football player and plays in the position of a running back.
He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. In college, he played football at Liberty University.
Jennings was chosen during the seventh round of the 2009 Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. On July 22, 2009, he signed a four-year contract worth $1.888 million, including a $38,450 signing bonus.
He made his professional debut on September 13, 2009, against the Indianapolis Colts.
His first career touchdown happened in week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, after a 28-yard run.
In his second season, as a reserve for Maurice Jones-Drew, Jennings played 13 games, running a total of 459 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns.
In 2011, Rashad suffered a concussion in the first pre-season race and injured his knee in the third pre-season race.
As a result of these physical problems, he was put on the injured list and lost the whole year without ever taking the field.
Following a contract holdout by Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashad was designated as the running back for the 2012 regular season-opening team against the Minnesota Vikings.
Maurice Jones-Drew returned for the second game and Rashad resumed his backup role until 24th December, where a new shoulder injury again saw him being placed in the Injured Reserve for the 2nd year in a row.
On April 10, 2013, Jennings signed an annual contract worth $630,000 with the Oakland Raiders. He began the 2013 season as a backup for starter Darren McFadden. The latter being injured, Jennings started 8 games in his place.
In the following week, against the San Diego Chargers, he was forced out in the second quarter due to a hamstring injury.
In week 9, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he made his first TD of the season on an 8-yard run. In week 11, against the Houston Texans, he gained 150 yards in 22 races (average of 6.8 yards per race), and 1 touchdown after an 80-yard race.
He returned to score two touchdowns in the Thanksgiving race but the Raiders were defeated by the Cowboys.
In week 15, he made 2 more TDs against the Kansas City Chiefs. He ended the season with15 games, 8 of which were starting, 733 yards in 163 races, and 6 TDs.
New York Giants
On March 11, 2014, Jenning signed a contract with the New York Giants for an amount of US $14 million. Jennings quickly became the starter starting nine of the eleven games he played in 2014.
Jennings gained 639 yards in 167 carries while registering 4 TDs in the race. He started in the sixteen games of the 2015 season and achieved the best performance of his career: 863 yards won with 3 TDs in 195 carries, 296 yards won, and 1 TD during 29 receptions.
Jennings continued to give his best performance at the end of the season, improving on his old stats in each of his last four games.
During this period, he made 79 carries for a gain of 432 yards by registering 2 TDs in the race. He also started in the 13 games he played in 2016, winning 593 yards, his lowest total since 2013, and registered 3 TDs in 181 carries.
He managed 35 receptions for an additional gain of 201 yards registering 1 more TD in reception in 2016. On February 13, 2017, Jennings was released by the Giants.
On December 8, 2017, Jennings officially announced that he was retiring as an NFL professional footballer.
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