Anthony

Jennings

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Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 216lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Marietta HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2013 SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (vs. Arkansas)

CAREER
Played in 24 games with 13 starts in three years with the Tigers … Graduated in August of 2016 and transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette for his final year of eligibility … Led LSU to a 9-4 mark in 13 games as a starter … Started Outback Bowl win over Iowa to cap the 2013 … Started 12 games (all except Auburn) in 2014, leading the Tigers to an appearance in the Music City Bowl … Capped career with 1,792 passing yards and 12 touchdowns … Added 310 rushing yards and a TD … Directed LSU to four fourth quarter comebacks in 2013 and 2014 … Joined Herb Tyler (1995-96) and Jordan Jefferson (2008-09) as the only three LSU quarterbacks to start in a bowl game as a true freshman and a sophomore … Got a jump start on college career by graduating high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2013,

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in two games in 2015, both in a backup role … Saw action in wins over Eastern Michigan and South Carolina … Did not record any statistics.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in 13 games with 12 starts … Started every contest but the Auburn game … Completed 111-of-227 passes for 1,611 yards and 11 scores … Threw just seven interceptions … Rushed for 292 yards … Directed LSU on three fourth-quarter comebacks (Wisconsin, Florida, Ole Miss) … Tossed at least one TD pass in eight of 13 games … Had perhaps best overall game in 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night, rushing for a career-best 119 yards, while adding another 107 yards and a TD through the air … Became just the seventh LSU quarterback to rush for 100 yards in a game since 1960 … His 119 rushing yards ranked as the third-most by LSU quarterback in school history … Connected on 12-of-21 passes in the win over the Aggies as the Tigers racked up 25 first downs, 491 total yards and consumed the ball for 41 minutes and 13 seconds … Opened season by throwing for a career-best 239 yards and two TDs on 9-of-21 passing in comeback win over 14th-ranked Wisconsin in Houston … Connected with Travin Dural for an 80-yard score with 4:47 remaining in first quarter for LSU’s first touchdown of the season ... At the time, the 80-yard touchdown matched the third-longest passing play in school history ... Also added a 36-yard scoring strike to John Diarse in the fourth quarter as LSU completed a 17-point comeback against the Badgers which tied for the fourth-largest comeback in school history since 1960 ... Tossed a career-best three touchdown passes a week later in win over Sam Houston State ... Fired a 94-yard TD to Dural on LSU’s first play from scrimmage during the Sam Houston State game ... The 94-yard scoring strike was the longest pass in program history which eclipsed an 82-yard touchdown pass from Steve Ensminger to Carlos Carson against Georgia on Oct. 14, 1978 ... Was 13-of-26 for 157 yards versus Mississippi State in LSU’s SEC opener ... The 13 completions were a career high for Jennings ... Came off the bench to go 5-for-10 for 84 yards at Auburn ... Returned as LSU’s starter the following week against Florida and accounted for 73 of his 110 passing yards during the fourth quarter as the Tigers rallied for a 30-27 win over Florida in Gainesville … Rushed for 40 yards and threw for 120 yards and a score in home win over Kentucky … Followed that with 142 yards passing and a TD as the Tigers knocked off third-ranked and undefeated Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium, 10-7 … Closed season with 151 passing yards and a 75-yard TD strike to John Diarse against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in nine games with one start … Started LSU’s 21-14 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Finished year by going 13-of-29 passing with 181 yards and one TD … Threw one interception … Added 18 yards and a pair of TDs on the ground … Inserted into regular-season finale in fourth quarter against Arkansas when starter Zach Mettenberger was knocked out of the game with a knee injury … Took over against Arkansas with seven minutes remaining in the contest and LSU trailing 27-21 … Led LSU to a field goal on first possession, bringing score to 27-24 … Got ball back with 3:04 left in game and on own 1-yard line … Completed a 19-yard pass to Dillon Gordon on 2nd-and-8 to get the ball to the 19-yard line and then scrambled for a 21-yard gain two plays later … Completed the comeback with a 49-yard TD pass to Travin Dural on 3rd-and-10 with 1:22 to play that gave the Tigers a 31-27 lead … Finished 4-of-7 for 76 passing yards and a TD in win over Arkansas … Added 26 rushing yards on three carries vs. Razorbacks … In bowl game vs. Iowa, connected on 7-of-19 passes for 82 yards … Sacked four times against Hawkeyes .. Rushed for a 2-yard first quarter TD in helping the Tigers to bowl win over Iowa … Scored on a designed quarterback sneak in win over Florida … Played entire fourth quarter in win over UAB … Rushed for first down in only snap of game vs. Ole Miss ... Rushed for 17 yards vs. Kent State.

HIGH SCHOOL
A consensus four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting websites … Made the finals of the ESPN Rise Elite 11 passing competition … Named the MVP of the Elite 11 Atlanta Region over 86 quarterbacks from 19 states … Of the 86 competitors, the only quarterback from his region to make the Elite 11 finals … Earned Georgia Sportswriters Association first-team all-state honors as an athlete his junior season and Atlanta Journal Constitution honorable-mention all-state honors as a quarterback his senior season … Played in the Georgia Junior Bowl … Rated as the fifth-best dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and the eighth-best by ESPN.com … Regarded as the No. 16 pro-style quarterback back by 247sports … A member of the ESPN 300 as the 221st best prospect in the nation and a member of the Rivals 250 as the No. 127 player in the nation … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 10 quarterback in the nation … Racked up 2,187 yards and 19 touchdowns through the air and 500 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground his junior campaign … Averaged over five yards a carry on the ground and passed for over 800 yards his senior season … Led his team to an 8-4 record his senior campaign and a 5-1 district record his junior season after missing half of the season due to injury … Coached in high school by Scott Burton.

PERSONAL
Parents are Taneisha Raine and Will Jennings … Father played on the defensive line at the University of Georgia from 1990-1993 … Born Oct. 31, 1994 … Graduated from LSU in August of 2016 with a degree in sports administration … Transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette to play his final year of eligibility for the Cajuns.

JENNINGS’ CAREER PASSING HIGHS
Attempts: 26, 2x (Last: Alabama, 2014; First: Mississippi State, 2014)
Completions: 13, Mississippi State, 2014
Yards: 239, vs. Wisconsin, 2014
Touchdowns: 3, Sam Houston State, 2014
Long: 94 (TD), Sam Houston State, 2014

JENNINGS’ CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 14, at Texas A&M, 2014
Yards: 119, at Texas A&M, 2014
Touchdowns: 1, 2x, (Last: vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl; First: vs. Florida, 2013)
Long: 36, at Texas A&M, 2014

JENNINGS' CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.-Comp.-INT
Yds.
TD
LG
2013
9-1
29-13-1
181
1
49 (TD)
2014
13-12
227-111-7
1,611
11
94 (TD)
2015 2-0 0-0-0 0 0 0
Totals
24-13
256-124-8
1,792
12
94 (TD)

JENNINGS' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2013
9-1
19
18
1
21
2014
13-12
108
292
0
36
2015 2-0 0 0 0 -
Totals
22-13
127
310
1
36
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