Arizona Wildcats football: RB Jenkins to transfer

2012-12-19T20:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: RB Jenkins to transferBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 19, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

While his Arizona Wildcats celebrated Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl win over Nevada, Daniel Jenkins took a knee and stared at the University Stadium scoreboard.

For a few long minutes, the backup running back blinked away tears.

Now we know why.

Jenkins has left the UA program with hopes of transferring, coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday.

Jenkins graduated last week with a degree in public management and policy. NCAA rules allow him to join any program in the country and play right away, provided the school offers a graduate program unavailable at Arizona.

Jenkins rushed for a career-high 293 yards and two touchdowns this season as Ka’Deem Carey’s backup. Given Carey’s production and status, Jenkins likely would have remained a second-stringer as a senior.

Read more about the Wildcats in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Utah 5 1 0 0.833 15 3 0 0.833
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
Washington 3 3 0 0.500 14 4 0 0.778
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

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