From the Archives - Desmond Jennings
Desmond Jennings
Desmond Jennings
Director of Scouting
Posted Jun 15, 2012
Scott Kennedy 60x80

Before he made the Major Leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays, Desmond Jennings was a football star who had committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. See him in action in this glimpse from the archives.

Follow ScoutKennedy on Twitter

Desmond Jennings of the Tampa Bay Rays was once a football star at Pinson Valley in Alabama. In 2004 he had committed to play football for the Alabama Crimson Tide as a member of the Class of 2006, but he elected to go to Itawamba Community College to play a year of both football and baseball.

His year was well spent at Itawamba as he led the league in receiving on the gridiron and improved his draft status from 18th round (Cleveland) after his senior year of high school to 10th round (Tampa Bay) after a year of junior college.

Here is a look at him in action playing quarterback and safety as a senior at Pinson Valley showing the skills that made him a highly thought of football prospect before making the Bigs in baseball.

Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
Twitter | Featured Video

Related Stories
Rays Roundup: Matsui to Join Rays Tuesday
 -by  May 29, 2012
Rays Roundup: Niemann Out with Broken Leg
 -by  May 15, 2012
Rays Roundup: Injured Rodriguez Becomes Hero
 -by  May 14, 2012

Get the 2012 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
LF Desmond Jennings (profile)
[View My HotList]