The Seattle Seahawks are hosting wide receiver Jared Jenkins, Scott Williams of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune reports.
Jenkins is a 6-3, 215-pound wideout from Division III University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he caught 273 passes for 3,632 and 34 touchdowns, had 45 rushing attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and completed 2-of-3 pass attempts for 27 yards during his four-year career.
Jenkins, who spent three season as a guard/forward on the school's basketball team, also handled the team's punting duties the last two seasons, averaging 43.2 yards on 68 punts, with a long of 74 yards. Jenkins' punting prowess was earned him first-team All-American honors from d3football.com and the AFCA, and second-team AP Little All-American honors.
"I hope I make a good impression," Jenkins said of his visit with the Seahawks.
According to Williams, Jenkins ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, and posted a 35" vertical leap and a (mind-boggling, if true) broad jump of 12'8" in a workout with Green Bay Packers director of college scouting John Dorsey last week.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider spent eight seasons in the Packers' personnel department before joining the Seahawks last January.
Jenkins is unlikely to be drafted, but could be a priority free agent, should teams be allowed to sign such players.