From Unknown to Unstoppable

Alfred Jenkins program pic

Alfred Jenkins grew up in Hogansville, GA and played college football at Morris Brown College. Jenkins was not a hot commodity coming out of college, but was signed by the Birmingham Americans with thoughts that he might be a good kick return prospect. While he did return punts for the Ams, he also worked his way into the starting wide receiver rotation and ended up becoming a hot commodity in the Birmingham offense. Jenkins gathered in 60 receptions (second only to Dennis Homan’s 61) for a whopping 1326 yards & 12 TDs. He also returned 30 punts for 262 yards. His play earned him the team’s MVP trophy, All-WFL recognition, and the admiration of Birmingham fans. When the ’74 season ended, Jenkins signed with the NFL Atlanta Falcons. All he did there was play for 9 years, catching 360 passes for 6267 yards & 40 TDs. He played in 2 Pro Bowls & made all NFL in 1981 where he led the NFL in receiving yards & TDs. recently he was named the number 24 of the top 50 Atlanta Falcons in team history in a survey by the AJC He was a fan favorite and a joy to watch.


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