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Jauan Jennings | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/10/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221

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Tennessee senior WR Jauan Jennings was noticeably slowed by an earlier injury during Tuesday's practice.
Jennings (6'3/201) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the spring, but it's somewhat muddled as to whether he's still working his way through that earlier procedure. Volunteers HC Jeremy Pruitt said that the senior wideout had sustained a minor hyperextension last week, though he did not specify whether that was to Jennings' knee or elbow (the two most common body parts to stress in that fashion). While we'd like a little more clarity than this, it should be considered a good sign that Jennings was able to practice on Tuesday, even if he was not doing so at full strength. We'll continue to monitor his status and update as information becomes available. Aug 14 - 5:12 PM
Source: Rivals

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Dismissed Tennessee senior WR Jauan Jennings has rejoined the team.

Jennings (6'3/201) will not be taking part in spring practice, but that's due simply to his ongoing recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. Vols HC Jeremy Pruitt said that if the wideout was healthy come the start of the spring sessions on March 20, then he would be fully allowed to participate. He's not out of the doghouse completely, though, with Pruitt explaining that "[h]e has a list of things that he’s got to do, and he knows what they are. And he’s in the process of doing them." Jennings was dismissed from Tennessee last November after a NSFW video surfaced in which he ripped the coaching staff and state of the team. Even prior to that ignoble video, Jennings had appeared in just one game for the season (the opener) due to a wrist dislocation. His return for the 2018 season is a big one for Tennessee. Jennings has 57 career catches, more than any other returning player on roster.
Mar 9 - 12:11 PM

Formerly dismissed Tennessee senior WR Jauan Jennings posted on Instagram on Thursday evening that he will be playing "one last season" for the Volunteers.

Jennings' return to the Tennessee football team is facilitated by the Vols' new coaching staff. He was booted off the team in November by interim HC Brady Hoke following a profanity-laced social-media tirade aimed at the coaching staff. New head coach Jeremy Pruitt and new athletic director Phillip Fulmer opted to give him another chance. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound Jennings is probably Tennessee's best receiver, which no doubt helped his reinstatement cause. He posted a 40-580-7 receiving line in 2016. Last season was wrecked by a season-ending wrist dislocation sustained against Georgia Tech in the opener.
Jan 19 - 2:38 PM

Dismissed Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings has enrolled in spring classes at the university.

Volunteers AD Phillip Fulmer said last week that the team was working with Jennings -- who was dismissed in November -- on a possible return to the Vols. That's still up in the air, but at the very least, the 6-foot-3, 201-pounder has taken care of the classroom aspect in anticipation of a potential return to action. Fulmer said that if Jennings does rejoin the football team, it will likely come with a set of parameters put in place by HC Jeremy Pruitt. Jennings posted a 40-580-7 receiving line in 2016, but for the 2017 campaign, was limited to just one game prior to his dismissal due to a season-ending wrist dislocation sustained against Georgia Tech in the opener.
Jan 16 - 2:34 PM

Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer said that former junior WR Jauan Jennings could potentially rejoin the team.

Jennings (6'3/201) was dismissed from Tennessee in mid-November after he released an Instagram video ripping the coaching staff. Said Fulmer in a radio interview, "I think [HC Jeremy Pruitt's] put some parameters around it, and I guess everybody’s got to figure out what those are and if they’re really going to do it." Even before he was booted from the team, 2017 had been a trying year for Jennings, who sustained a season-ending wrist dislocation in a Week 1 win over Georgia Tech. During a healthy 2016 season, Jennings logged a 40-580-7 receiving line. Pruitt indicated on Wednesday that he would likely sit down with the wideout in the near future to discuss his possible return. Stay tuned.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 12 - 5:17 PM

Tennessee dismissed junior WR Jauan Jennings following an Instagram video in which he criticized the coaching staff.

Jennings went so far as to say in the video that "the coaching staff is holding us back" while throwing out words like "lying" "snake" and "fake" to describe the coaching staff. In a statement, interim HC Brady Hoke said that the decision to dismiss Jennings was made "in consultation" with AD Jack Currie. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound junior wideout is currently sidelined with a season-ending wrist dislocation suffered in the opener against Georgia Tech. The wideout's next move is not currently known -- Jennings could potentially jump for the draft or he could pursue a transfer.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 08:39:00 PM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones confirmed that junior WR Jauan Jennings (wrist) is out for the season.

As expected. Jones previously stated that Jones was out indefinitely, but with a 12-week minimum recovery timeline, it never seemed realistic for Jennings to return. Since he was hurt in the opener, and since he hasn't yet used a redshirt, Jennings can salvage this year of eligibility via a medical redshirt.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Rivals' Austin Price and Jesse Simonton report that Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings has been diagnosed with a dislocated wrist and is expected to miss upwards of 12 weeks.

Per Price and Simonton, Jennings is undergoing surgery on Tuesday for the dislocated wrist he suffered in the second quarter of Monday's double-overtime win over Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 201-pounder was the team's leading returning receiver after logging a 40-580-7 line last season. With Josh Smith currently dealing with a shoulder injury -- he sat out Monday's game -- the team is now incredibly thin in what was already a relatively unproven receiving corp. Marquez Callaway will likely see an uptick in targets with Jennings' availability for the season threatened.
Source: Rivals
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the game against Georgia Tech on Monday.

Jennings (6'3/201) appeared to hurt himself somewhere around the upper-body, possibly in the wrist area. He's the Vols' leading returning receiver. We'll hopefully know more about the severity of the injury after the game.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 09:56:00 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah believes that Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings is "probably good enough to be considered a star."

"With Josh Malone gone to the NFL, Jennings should compete to be one of the SEC’s few 1,000-yard receivers in 2017, and perhaps develop into a legitimate NFL prospect," Jeyarajah writes. This past season, the 6-foot-3, 201-pounder caught 40 passes for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. He received a citation for simple possession of marijuana in early February, but that charge has since been dismissed and thus should have no effect on his availability for the start of the coming season.
Source: SEC Country
Mon, May 22, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings' misdemeanor drug charge was dismissed.

Jennings was cited on Jan. 15 for simple possession of marijuana after a traffic stop. The case was dismissed upon Jennings paying court costs and undergoing an alcohol and drug assessment. Jennings logged 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Tennessee junior to be WR Jauan Jennings was cited for simple possession of marijuana.

Jennings was also cited for going in the wrong direction of a one way street and not having proof of insurance. Tennessee is aware of the incident but decided not to comment.
Source: WATE
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones indicated Monday that sophomore WR Jauan Jennings won't practice at safety "right now."

The Vols coaching staff wants Jennings to concentrate on his receiving duties this spring. Last year, Jones and crew surprised many by converting Jennings to WR from quarterback. He ended up playing in 11 games (missed two games due to injury) with six starts, accruing 14 catches for 149 yards, seven rushes for 15 yards and a neat 58-yard passing touchdown. 247 Sports called Jennings a four-star recruit and the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in his class coming out last year.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 08:13:00 PM