Shifty quarterback with ability to shake defenders in open field ... improving passer ... operates well outside pocket ... boasts excellent athleticism ... prevailed in preseason battle with incumbent Joe Gerena for starting quarterback job during preseason camp a year ago ... fought through injuries much of year ... put forth solid spring practice session ... enters preseason camp listed atop head coach Todd Berry's depth chart ... must fend off late-summer challenge by classmate Curtis Zervic in order to maintain top job ... elusive runner with ability to make defenders miss ... boasts outstanding leadership skills ... high school teammate of current Army offensive guard Aaron Burger ... product of USMA Prep School ... two-year letterman.
2000: Opened campaign as starting quarterback ... lined up with lead unit for games against Cincinnati and Boston College ... suffered nagging ankle injury against Eagles ... injury forced him from Army lineup for several weeks ... returned to lead cast in road loss to New Mexico State ... aggravated injury versus Aggies ... did not see action opposite East Carolina, Tulane or Air Force ... assumed role with lead cast in road trip to Louisville ... retained spot against UAB ... did not play versus Navy in finale ... completed 58 of 125 passes for 540 yards ... tossed seven interceptions and two touchdown passes ... listed fourth on team with 92 rushing yards on 48 carries ... completed 14 of 29 aerial attempts for 123 yards against Cincinnati ... all three of those figures stood briefly as career highs ... hit on 9 of 16 passes for 73 yards before injury prematurely ended day versus Boston College ... posted season-high 76 rushing yards on 12 carries, including career-long 23-yard burst in return to starting cast against New Mexico State ... connected on 10 of 25 passes for 111 yards opposite Louisville ... completed season-long 36-yard aerial to wideout Omari Thompson in that outing ... added exciting 8-yard TD run for Black Knights' first touchdown opposite Cardinals ... completed 19 of 42 attempts for 169 yards in late-season showing versus UAB ... combined with tight end Clint Dodson on 23-yard touchdown pass.
1999: Served as top backup to starter Joe Gerena throughout season ... spelled injured Gerena in lead cast in games versus New Mexico State and Air Force ... turned in varsity debut during late-game showing at Tulane ... appeared in seven games overall ... recorded 61 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 58 attempts ... completed 10 of 23 passes (.435) for 145 yards ... directed Black Knights to impressive 35-18 defeat of New Mexico State ... brilliant play led Army to hefty 28-6 halftime advantage ... closed game with 58 ground yards and two TDs ... first quarter touchdown leap was selected by Compaq as its national "Best Hustle Play of the Week" ... guided ground game to 388 rushing yards ... struggled in other start against Air Force ... came off bench against Ball State, closing with 22 rushing yards on six carries ... other game appearances came against Louisville, Southern Miss and Navy ... season-long rush (16 yards) and pass (42 yards) came during relief stint at Tulane.
1998: Spent plebe season listed third on depth chart at quarterback behind Johnny Goff and Joe Gerena ... did not appear in game with big club ... saw additional playing time with junior varsity.
High School: Earned varsity letters in football and lacrosse at Dublin Coffman High in Dublin, Ohio ... played for head coach Eric Tudor in football ... lettered twice in each sport ... all-conference performer on gridiron ... split time between quarterback and defensive back positions ... all-state midfielder in lacrosse ... team captain for both squads as a senior.
Personal: Born July 21, 1979 ... given name is Chad David Jenkins ... parents' names are Dave and Lee Jenkins ... hobbies include hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles ... owns 1997 Harley Davidson Sportster ... father, Dave, owns 1999 Low Rider custom ... enjoys hunting and fishing in spare time ... majoring in Systems Engineering.