University of Miami Rayshawn Jenkins Out For Season


Rayshawn JenkinsJunior defensive back for the University of Miami, Rayshawn Jenkins, is going to miss the entirety of the upcoming college football season with an  injury to his back.

When Miami released its first depth chart of the season on Thursday, the team confirmed the Jenkins would miss the entire year.

Jenkins first reported the injury on Facebook, reporting it only to fans and followers on the social media site on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes head coach Al Golden elaborated further on Thursday indicating that Jenkins has a “chronic” back injury that will force him to miss the entire 2014 campaign.

In 2013, Jenkins started 12 games at safety for the Hurricanes. During his time on the field, Jenkins recorded 46 tackles, good enough to be in the team’s top 5 tackle leaders, and also came up with 3 interceptions. Jenkins was forced to miss all of spring football practice with an undisclosed injury, but until this week, Jenkins believed that he would be in the mix for a starting job for when the season rolled around.

On the depth chart the Hurricanes released on Thursday, the starting safeties are Dallas Crawford and Deon Bush.

Another point of interest for Miami fans is the competition for the starting quarterback job, a position battle that may not be resolved until the Hurricanes open their season in Louisville on labor Day.

Golden has both freshman Brad Kaaya and senior transfer player Jake Heaps listed as co-starters.

The competition between the 2 quarterbacks is going to be a prime focus for fans of the Hurricanes leading into the season, as Miami is looking to improve upon what could only be described as an okay season last year and reestablish themselves a powerhouse in the ACC.

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