Teven Jenkins

American football player (born 1998)
American football player
Teven Jenkins
No. 76 – Chicago Bears
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-03) March 3, 1998 (age 26)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Topeka
College:Oklahoma State (2016–2020)
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2021–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2020)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:31
Games started:24
Player stats at PFR

Teven Bradlee Jenkins (born March 3, 1998) is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life

Jenkins was born and grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and attended Topeka High School, where he played baseball, basketball and football.[1] He was named All-State in his junior and senior seasons.[2] Jenkins was rated a three-star recruit and committed to play college football at Oklahoma State over offers from Kansas State, Louisville, Missouri and Nebraska.[3]

College career

Jenkins redshirted his true freshman season.[4][5] He played in twelve games with three starts the following season.[6] Jenkins was named the Cowboys starting right tackle going into his redshirt sophomore season and was named honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference after starting all 13 of the team's games, with three starts coming at left tackle due to an injury to regular starter Arlington Hambright.[7] He was again named honorable mention All-Big 12 after his redshirt junior season.[8][9] He started every game as a senior and was named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Conference football team.[10]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+78 in
(1.98 m)
317 lb
(144 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
5.01 s 1.77 s 2.88 s 4.68 s 7.69 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
36 reps
All values from Pro Day[11][12]

Jenkins was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (39th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[13] He signed his four-year rookie contract with Chicago on June 16, 2021.[14] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1 after undergoing back surgery.[15] He was activated on December 4, and debuted on special teams for the Bears against the Arizona Cardinals on December 5.[16] Jenkins saw his first career plays on offense during Week 14, after left tackle Jason Peters suffered an injury.[17] Jenkins made his first NFL career start the next week, against the Minnesota Vikings.[17]

During the 2022 preseason, the Bears chose to switch Jenkins from offensive tackle to right guard.[18] He started 11 games at right guard before being placed on injured reserve on January 4, 2023.[19]

On April 11, 2023, Jenkins announced that he would be moving to left guard for the upcoming season, ceding the right guard position to offseason signee Nate Davis.[20] Due to a calf injury, he was placed on injured reserve on August 31.[21] Jenkins was activated for their Week 5 game against the Washington Commanders.[22]


  1. ^ Engels, Sully; Garcia, Reina (January 1, 2019). "T-High grad Teven Jenkins making a name for himself on the football field in the Big 12". KSNT. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Peterson, Rick (October 12, 2018). "Topeka High product Teven Jenkins fills variety of roles for Oklahoma State". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "OSU Football: Cowboys Get OL Commit". The Oklahoman. June 14, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Offensive tackle Teven Jenkins showing his NFL talent". The Oklahoman. September 30, 2020. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Redshirt freshman Teven Jenkins is prepared after being thrown into the fire". Tulsa World. September 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Cooper, Mark (December 26, 2018). "In 2018, Teven Jenkins emerged as Oklahoma State's most productive offensive lineman". Tulsa World. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "Teven Jenkins anchoring right side of veteran offensive line". The Oklahoman. August 20, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Lancaster, Zach (May 19, 2020). "PFF Ranks Teven Jenkins as Top Returning Big 12 Tackle". SI.com. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top 125: Jenkins eyeing big senior year at OSU, shot at NFL". The Topeka Capital-Journal. August 22, 2020. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "2020 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. December 17, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Teven Jenkins Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  12. ^ "Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State, OT, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 30, 2021). "Bears trade up to draft Jenkins in Round 2". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bears to Sign Second-Round OT Teven Jenkins".
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2021). "Roster Moves: Bears continue to shape 53-man roster". ChicagoBears.com.
  16. ^ Kane, Colleen (December 8, 2021). "Teven Jenkins is content to learn from veteran Jason Peters for now after the Chicago Bears rookie recovered from back surgery: 'I believe it's the right path for me'". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  17. ^ a b Kane, Colleen (December 22, 2021). "3 things we heard from Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday, including Justin Fields' comfort zone and whether Thomas Graham Jr. earned more playing time". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  18. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 27, 2022). "Jenkins determined to seize opportunity at new position". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 4, 2023). "Bears put three on IR, sign three from practice squad | Roster Moves". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  20. ^ "Teven Jenkins confirms his move to left guard on Twitter". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry; Meyers, Kevin (August 31, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears sign Peterman and Taylor, add four to practice squad, place Jenkins and Kramer on IR". ChicagoBears.com.
  22. ^ "Bears to activate Teven Jenkins, release Nathan Peterman". NBC Sports. October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 6, 2023.

External links

  • Teven Jenkins on X
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  • Oklahoma State Cowboys bio
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