BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore wide receiver Jaray Jenkins has developed into a key member of the Tigers’ receiving core. Jenkins is third on the team in receiving yards (321) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (1), and he leads LSU with 17.83 yards per catch.
Jenkins has persevered through adversity off the field. His mother Dee Dee Hunter passed away at the end of his redshirt freshmen season, after a seven-year battle with cancer, but the Jena native continued pushing forward until he found his spot on the field and became an integral part of the Tigers’ offense, keeping the promise to his mom of not giving up once she was gone.
Head coach Ed Orgeron expressed praise for Jenkins during his Monday presser.
Click the video to hear Orgeron’s remarks.