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NFL Running Back, Dancing with the Stars Champion 2017, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Actor

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Jennings began his high school career at Jefferson Forest High School in his hometown, Forest, Virginia. As a fifth string running back, he didn't play in a game until the last game of his junior year. As a self-described "270 lb. chubby kid with asthma and glasses", Jennings finally played after the first four running backs ahead of him on the depth chart went down with injuries. Even before putting in Jennings, his coach attempted to play a wide receiver at running back. On his first handoff he ran the ball in for a 30-yard touchdown. After a 40-yard rushing touchdown and scoring 2 more touchdowns on defense, Jennings was approached by a scout from the University of Tennessee who had come to see the starting running back. After inquiring about his grades and discovering Jennings had a 0.6 GPA, the scout said "Son, you have potential... Get your grades right!"

After the encouragement, Rashad and his brothers decided it would be best for him to transfer to Lynchburg Christian Academy. His older brothers offered to coach the football team since he couldn't afford the tuition at the time. At LCA, he would begin to shed some weight and take to learning after having to repeat his junior year. In his junior and senior year, he was a two-time All-VISAA Division II selection while totaling 3,287 yards and 56 touchdowns, including 1,978 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, while also lettering twice in basketball

Jennings began his college career at Pittsburgh in 2005, only the fourth true freshman running back to start there. However, Jennings transferred to Division I-AA Liberty, in spring 2006, to be closer to his family. Though Jennings was suspended for the first two games of the 2007 season due to an internal violation, he excelled at Liberty, setting a Big South Conference record with 3,633 yards, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry.

After being coached by the Jacksonville Jaguars' staff during the 2009 Senior Bowl, Jennings was drafted by Jacksonville in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He scored his first career touchdown in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, rushing for 28 yards. After a promising rookie season, Jennings's 2011 was cut short by injuries—after suffering a concussion in the Jaguars' first preseason game, and his knee injury two weeks later, Jennings was placed in injured reserve before the regular season began.

Due to a contract holdout by starter Maurice Jones-Drew, Jennings was named the starting running back for the team's 2012 regular season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Jones-Drew returned to the starting lineup the following week Jennings resumed his role as a backup until a shoulder injury on December 24, 2012 landed him on injured reserve for the second consecutive year.

Jennings was signed by the Oakland Raiders on April 10, 2013.

Jennings started the 2013 season backing up starter Darren McFadden. McFadden spent much of the season plagued by injuries forcing Jennings to start eight games in his place. Jennings, a career backup, exceeded expectations as a starter and saw his best rushing game of the season in week 11 against the Houston Texans where he rushed 22 times for 150 yards (6.8 ypc) and one touchdown on the end of an 80-yard rush. Jennings finished the season with 733 rushing yards on 163 carries and six touchdowns.

On March 12, 2014, Jennings signed a four-year, $14 million contract including $3 million guaranteed with the New York Giants. Jennings quickly took over as starter, starting 9 games out of the 11 that he played. Jennings rushed for 639 yards on 167 carries and scored 4 rushing touchdowns.

Jennings played in 13 games, rushing for 593 yards, his lowest total since 2013, and scored 3 touchdowns on 181 carries. Jennings added 35 receptions for 201 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown in 2016.

Jennings was released by the Giants on February 13, 2017.

On March 1, 2017, Jennings was revealed as one of the contestants who would compete on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. He is paired with professional dancer Emma Slater.

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NFL Running Back, Dancing with the Stars Champion 2017, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Actor

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Rashad Jennings Biography

Jennings began his high school career at Jefferson Forest High School in his hometown, Forest, Virginia. As a fifth string running back, he didn't play in a game until the last game of his junior year. As a self-described "270 lb. chubby kid with asthma and glasses", Jennings finally played after the first four running backs ahead of him on the depth chart went down with injuries. Even before putting in Jennings, his coach attempted to play a wide receiver at running back. On his first handoff he ran the ball in for a 30-yard touchdown. After a 40-yard rushing touchdown and scoring 2 more touchdowns on defense, Jennings was approached by a scout from the University of Tennessee who had come to see the starting running back. After inquiring about his grades and discovering Jennings had a 0.6 GPA, the scout said "Son, you have potential... Get your grades right!"

After the encouragement, Rashad and his brothers decided it would be best for him to transfer to Lynchburg Christian Academy. His older brothers offered to coach the football team since he couldn't afford the tuition at the time. At LCA, he would begin to shed some weight and take to learning after having to repeat his junior year. In his junior and senior year, he was a two-time All-VISAA Division II selection while totaling 3,287 yards and 56 touchdowns, including 1,978 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, while also lettering twice in basketball

Jennings began his college career at Pittsburgh in 2005, only the fourth true freshman running back to start there. However, Jennings transferred to Division I-AA Liberty, in spring 2006, to be closer to his family. Though Jennings was suspended for the first two games of the 2007 season due to an internal violation, he excelled at Liberty, setting a Big South Conference record with 3,633 yards, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry.

After being coached by the Jacksonville Jaguars' staff during the 2009 Senior Bowl, Jennings was drafted by Jacksonville in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He scored his first career touchdown in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, rushing for 28 yards. After a promising rookie season, Jennings's 2011 was cut short by injuries—after suffering a concussion in the Jaguars' first preseason game, and his knee injury two weeks later, Jennings was placed in injured reserve before the regular season began.

Due to a contract holdout by starter Maurice Jones-Drew, Jennings was named the starting running back for the team's 2012 regular season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Jones-Drew returned to the starting lineup the following week Jennings resumed his role as a backup until a shoulder injury on December 24, 2012 landed him on injured reserve for the second consecutive year.

Jennings was signed by the Oakland Raiders on April 10, 2013.

Jennings started the 2013 season backing up starter Darren McFadden. McFadden spent much of the season plagued by injuries forcing Jennings to start eight games in his place. Jennings, a career backup, exceeded expectations as a starter and saw his best rushing game of the season in week 11 against the Houston Texans where he rushed 22 times for 150 yards (6.8 ypc) and one touchdown on the end of an 80-yard rush. Jennings finished the season with 733 rushing yards on 163 carries and six touchdowns.

On March 12, 2014, Jennings signed a four-year, $14 million contract including $3 million guaranteed with the New York Giants. Jennings quickly took over as starter, starting 9 games out of the 11 that he played. Jennings rushed for 639 yards on 167 carries and scored 4 rushing touchdowns.

Jennings played in 13 games, rushing for 593 yards, his lowest total since 2013, and scored 3 touchdowns on 181 carries. Jennings added 35 receptions for 201 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown in 2016.

Jennings was released by the Giants on February 13, 2017.

On March 1, 2017, Jennings was revealed as one of the contestants who would compete on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. He is paired with professional dancer Emma Slater.

Rashad Jennings Videos

  • Real Talk with special guest Rashad Jennings - YouTube
    Dream big and reach your goals! Former NFL running back, DWTS champ, author and speaker Rashad Jennings joined the Real Talk panel on ...
  • Rashad Jennings - Liberty University Convocation - YouTube
    Convocation, North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, NFL Running Back and Author Rashad ...
  • Commencement 2016 - Rashad Jennings - YouTube
    Jennings charged graduates to take their degrees and make them count for the Kingdom of God. He talked about how he had been inspired by ...

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  • How to book Rashad Jennings?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rashad Jennings for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rashad Jennings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rashad Jennings or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rashad Jennings?

    Booking fees for Rashad Jennings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rashad Jennings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rashad Jennings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rashad Jennings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rashad Jennings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rashad Jennings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rashad Jennings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rashad Jennings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rashad Jennings for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Rashad Jennings generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Papale, Brian Holloway, Nate Burleson, David Ross and Antonio Pierce. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rashad Jennings for an upcoming event.

Rashad Jennings Speaker Videos

  • Real Talk with special guest Rashad Jennings - YouTube
    Dream big and reach your goals! Former NFL running back, DWTS champ, author and speaker Rashad Jennings joined the Real Talk panel on ...
    Rashad Jennings - Liberty University Convocation - YouTube
    Convocation, North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, NFL Running Back and Author Rashad ...
  • Commencement 2016 - Rashad Jennings - YouTube
    Jennings charged graduates to take their degrees and make them count for the Kingdom of God. He talked about how he had been inspired by ...

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