At Stanford: Enters his senior season recognized as one of the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10 Conference ... Julian is a three-year letter-winner who will be looked upon in 2005 to emerge as one of the team leaders and be a force for the Cardinal defense ... He is coming off an outstanding junior campaign in which he garnered all-conference recognition in his first year as a starter ... Has the combination of size, strength and athleticism ... Very effective in putting pressure on the quarterback as an inside player ... He came to Stanford from the Woodward Academy in Atlanta as one of the most highly-touted preps in the nation ... Has accounted for 80 tackles, 10 sacks and 13 tackles for loss the past three seasons. Career Stats
The 2004 Season: Started all 11 games at defensive tackle and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Put together an outstanding season by accounting for 47 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries, which were all tops on the team among defensive lineman ... Had big games vs. Oregon and Notre Dame ... Against the Ducks, he had a career high 10 tackles, nine unassisted, which included 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... He had seven tackles vs. the Irish, including two sacks and two tackles for loss ... Had two fumble recoveries against BYU. Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2003 Season: Valuable reserve defensive end ... Played in all 11 games and recorded 16 total tackles, three tackles for loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and one forced fumble ... In The Big Game vs. Cal, he had four total tackles, including 0.5 sacks, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble ... Also had four tackles vs. Washington State.
The 2002 Season: One of only two true freshman to earn a letter ... He played in nine games, starting one, and showed why he was one of the nation's top recruits coming out of high school ... Continued to improve and progress throughout the season ... Finished the year with 17 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... In his first and only collegiate start to date, he recovered a fumble and ran into the end zone from three yards out at UCLA to put the Cardinal ahead 15-0 in the first quarter ... He also had three tackles against the Bruins ... Recorded three tackles in three other games: at Notre Dame, Washington State and at Oregon ... Winner of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team's Most Outstanding Freshman ... Named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Pac-10 team.
In High School: A consensus Prep All-American from Woodward Academy ... Ranked by several publications as one of the top recruits in the nation following the 2001 season ... SuperPrep ranked him No. 21 on its list of the nation's Elite 50 high school recruits ... Student Sports listed him as the No. 34 overall recruit in the country while Tom Lemming's Report had him No. 42 in the nation ... Rated among the top four defensive linemen in the country by USA Today, SuperPrep, and PrepStar ... Lemming's listed Julian as the No. 8 defensive line prospect and No. 6 as an "athlete" ... The top defensive line prospect in the Southeast by PrepStar and a member of PrepStar's "Dream Team" ... SuperPrep named him the Dixie Defensive Player of the Year ... Listed among the top 100 players in the nation by CNN/SI and ESPN.com ... Emfinger ranked him the No. 10 defensive end in the nation and the No. 12 defensive tackle ... As a senior, he accounted for 86 tackles, eight sacks, three pass deflections, two caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two tackles-for-loss ... Chosen the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named First-Team All-City, Metro Super 11, Super Southern 100 and South Fulton County Super 11 ... Participated in basketball and track in HS.
Personal Information: English major ... National Achievement Program participant and member of the National Honor Society ... Father, Eddie Jenkins, played for the Miami Dolphins.
Getting To Know: Julian Jenkins
I would describe myself as a person as: persistent
The reason I love football is: the journey to a successful season
I pattern my play after: Simeon Rice
For me to improve as a person, I need to: learn to trust others
My favorite pre-game ritual is: to envision playing the game the night before in my mind's eye
My greatest athletic moment is: scoring a touchdown at UCLA last year
The teammate I admire the most is: Babatunde Oshinowo
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Nick Turner (Mississippi St.)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: quality of education
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: that diversity accentuates my education
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? Camaraderie and accountability
The sports team I followed when I was younger: University of Georgia
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Lawrence Taylor
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The person I admire most is: My Mother
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Malcolm X
Best book I have read: Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World
Favorite food: Chicken fingers
Least favorite food: onions
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: PB&J
Favorite movie: Hook
Favorite TV show: Sanford & Son
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Tracy Morgan
Favorite musical group or performer: Marvin Gaye
If I were not playing college football, I would be: playing something else
The best advice I ever received was: "If you take one lick off the lollipop of mediocrity, then you'll suck the rest of your life" - Coach Larry Kroswek
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My Mother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: the building of the pyramids
The place I'd most like to visit: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The favorite place I've visited: Munich, Germany
My advice to youngsters: Don't ever even think about giving up.