Clemson senior defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins is one of 11 ACC players on the Outland Trophy preseason Watch List for 2010. The award is presented each year to the top interior lineman (offense or defense) in college football. The winner will be announced December 9 in Orlando, FL on the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.
Jenkins is one of 63 players on the list nationally, including 11 ACC players. Jenkins is one of just three ACC defensive linemen on the list. He is joined by Marvin Austin of North Carolina and Marcus Forston of Miami (FL).
Jenkins was one of three Clemson players on the Nagurski Award preseason watch list. That award goes to the top defensive player in college football. Last week, Jenkins was named a first-team preseason All-ACC choice by the media covering the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro.
The senior from Clemson and Daniel High School had 69 tackles last year to lead all Clemson defensive linemen. He also had 11 tackles for loss and seven quarterback pressures. He started all 14 games and contributed to a Clemson defense that ranked in the top 25 in the nation in scoring defense and total defense.
For his career, Jenkins has 113 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss. He has more tackles for loss than any other active Clemson player. He has played in 37 games, 26 as a starter.
No Clemson player has won the Outland Trophy, an award that was first given in 1946. The program has had two finalists, Michael Dean Perry in 1987 and Stacy Long in 1990.