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Wesley Chapel retires Greg Jenkins’ number


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Former Wesley Chapel quarterback Greg Jenkins was presented with his No. 2 jersey by former Wesley Chapel football coach John Castelamare during halftime of the Wesley Chapel basketball game on Friday.

In 2013, Jenkins, 24, became the first former Wesley Chapel football player to play in the NFL when he was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders.

Jenkins, a 2008 Wesley Chapel graduate, was signed to the Raiders’ active roster Nov. 23. Then on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas, Jenkins picked up a Cowboys fumble on a kickoff and returned it 23 yards for his first professional touchdown.

Jenkins played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, playing quarterback and leading the Bulldogs to a 19-4 record and consecutive Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division titles.

After setting records at MGCCC, Jenkins transferred to Alabama State, where he started his final two years and earned a degree in criminal justice with a concentration in juvenile justice.

Jenkins became the first former Wesley Chapel football player to have his number retired.

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