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  Rashad Jennings
Rashad Jennings

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Forest, Va.

High School:
Lynchburg Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
RB

True freshman Rashad Jennings could provide instant adrenaline to a running game that struggled last year...impressed during the spring with a strong running style that was simultaneously bullish and elusive...Jennings' arrival at Pittsburgh was one of the most discussed storylines of spring ball...originally signed with Pitt for the 2004 season but deferred enrollment until January...packing 265 pounds on his 6-1 frame last fall, he dedicated himself to his own conditioning program and checked in at Pitt at just over 230 pounds...now under Pitt's conditioning regimen, he has continued making significant muscle and speed developments..."Rashad had a very productive spring running and blocking," running backs coach David Walker said. "He is a young player but has done a nice job on and off the field so far. He has a bright future and we're excited to see what he can do in the fall."...joins Tyler Tipton as one of two Lynchburg Christian Academy products at Pitt.

High School: Two-time first team All-Virginia (Division 2)...two-time first team All-Virginia Independent Conference...two-time Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area...two-year starter for Lynchburg Christian Academy at tailback and linebacker...scored 56 touchdowns in two seasons...as a senior, averaged 10.3 yards per carry, compiling 1,978 yards on 192 attempts...scored 33 total touchdowns in 2003, including 28 rushing, two receiving and three on returns (two interceptions and one fumble return)...also had six receptions for 146 yards (24.3 avg.)...defensively had 75 tackles...Lynchburg Christian Academy's Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year...as a junior, averaged 9.2 yards per carry, rushing for 1,309 yards on 142 attempts...scored 23 total touchdowns as a junior, including 19 rushing, three receiving and one on a fumble return...had 15 receptions for 285 yards, averaging 19 yards per catch...led team to a two-year record of 18-4-1 and two state playoff berths...team went 10-1-1 in 2003, finishing as the Virginia Division 2 runner-up...rated one of the top 25 prospects in Virginia by Rivals100.com...SuperPrep All-Mid Atlantic Team...rated Virginia's No. 30 prospect by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-Atlantic Team...played under Coach Wayne Lance...also played basketball at LCA.

Personal: Rashad Andre Jennings, born 3/26/85, is the son of Albert and Deborah Jennings...has two brothers...brother Butch played at VMI and Liberty before moving onto the NFL's New York Giants...brother Bryan played at Virginia Tech and later with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Tennessee Oilers in the NFL...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.