It only took Daniel Jenkins three starts – and 91 yards – to get into the Arizona Wildcats record book.
After four years of waiting and a transfer that didn’t happen Jenkins came back to the UA as a fifth-year senior. He got a rare chance for some carries against NAU with Ka’Deem Carey sitting out due to a suspension.
It was Jenkins’ eighth carry that made history:
The 91-yard run was the third-longest in UA football history.
|1||Trung Canidate||96||1997||San Diego State|
|2||Nic Grigsby||94||2009||Northern Arizona|
|3||Daniel Jenkins||91||2013||Northern Arizona|
|4||Bobby Lee Thompson||88||1960||at UTEP|
|6||Willie Hamilton||84||1972||at Oregon|
|7t||Eddie Wolgast||82||1950||Arizona State|
|7t||Khalil Tate||82||2017||Washington State|
|10t||Bill Hargis||81||1930||at Cal Tech|
|10t||Eddie Wolgast||81||1950||at Colorado|
What’s interesting is Jenkins actually now owns the second-longest Wildcat touchdown run. If you recall, Nic Grigsby’s 94-yarder four years ago didn’t quite get there:
The irony is Jenkins knows an inch or two about the one-yard line:
Eight carries into his final season and Jenkins already has his senior year highlight locked up. That’s what happens when you choose the correct Pac-12 Cats (again).