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5 Things To Know About Seahawks Safety Rayshawn Jenkins

Get to know new Seahawks free agent acquisition, Rayshawn Jenkins.


Free agency has brought new faces to the Seahawks, here are a few things to know about safety Rayshawn Jenkins to get to know him better.

Fourth Round to the Los Angeles Chargers

After playing at the University of Miami for four years, Jenkins was drafted No. 113 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers. While at Miami, he earned All-ACC honorable mention in 2016. In his time with the Chargers, he played 61 games starting in 32 of those, recording 5 interceptions and 1.5 sacks.

High School Star

Although Jenkins is far removed from his high school playing days, he was a star of an athlete growing up. In football, Jenkins played on all sides of the ball, with experience at quarter back, wide receiver, corner back and defensive back. Football wasn't the only sport he played, he was track athlete, winning the Class A title in the 110-meter hurdles and placing second in the 300-meter hurdles. Jenkins was also a long-jumper and triple-jumper.

A Movie Guy

While in college, Jenkins studied criminology which translates over to the kinds of movies he enjoys watching. When he's not getting ready for a game and has some free time, he likes watching thrillers.

"Movies with big plot twists," he told the Los Angeles Chargers. "That really make you dig deep to find out the meaning."

Jenkins said he loves the movie "Interstellar".

Captain Jenkins

In 2021, his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jenkins was voted a team captain by his teammates. That season, Jenkins started and played in 14 games. Jenkins will be bringing a veteran presence to the Seahawks' safety room.

Miami Ties

Jenkins and Seahawks cornerback Artie Burns spent a few seasons as teammates at the University of Miami. Burns played at Miami from 2013-15 and Jenkins was there in 2012-16. The two will be reunited in Seattle.

"We loved him coming out of college," Seahawks general manager/president of football operations, John Schneider said about Jenkins on his Seattle Sports radio show. "He was college teammates with (Seahawks defensive back) Artie Burns."

Seahawks agreed to terms with safety Rayshawn Jenkins on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Jenkins is an eight year veteran from the University of Miami that has played for the Chargers and Jaguars.

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