Daniel Jenkins

Daniel Jenkins warming up for his career day. Photo by Wildcat Universe

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.

RankPlayerYardsYearOpponent
1Trung Canidate961997San Diego State
2Nic Grigsby942009Northern Arizona
3Daniel Jenkins912013Northern Arizona
4Bobby Lee Thompson881960at UTEP
5Nick Wilson852014UNLV
6Willie Hamilton841972at Oregon
7tEddie Wolgast821950Arizona State
7tWillie Lewis821970Wyoming
7tKhalil Tate822017Washington State
10tBill Hargis811930at Cal Tech
10tEddie Wolgast811950at 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).