Former Terp Out For The Season With ACL Tear

NT Kris Jenkins tore his left ACL in Jets Week 1 loss and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season.

Former Terrapins nose tackle Kris Jenkins, now the centerpiece of last season’s 2009 number one ranked defense, will miss the entire 2010 season, according to multiple sources, after tearing his left ACL in the team’s season opener.

Jenkins, the 10-year veteran, will now miss time due to injury for the fourth time in his career, and the second consecutive season as a New York Jet. His 2010 season lasted just six plays.

When healthy, Jenkins is a playmaker at the nose tackle positions as both as a run-stopper and a pass rusher. He has accumulated 24 sacks throughout his career. In 2008, his first season as a Jet, Jenkins was voted into the Pro Bowl, his fourth time being selected. He was also named a First Team All-Pro in 2002 and 2003.

Jenkins made 27 starts in his four years playing for Maryland. In his senior season, he was named to the Second Team All-ACC. He finished tied for fifth all-time on the career Terps list for tackles for loss in a single season the likes Shawne Merriman, Bruce Palmer and Aaron Thompson, as well as eighth all-time in sacks in a season with Gurnest Brown and Jack Bradford, according to the official Maryland website.

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