Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #10 WR, #95/750 Overall, 4 2010: Named first team All-Sun Belt Conference as a receiver and all-purpose player and second team as a return specialist ... Saw action in four different capacities - quarterback, wide receiver, punt returner and kick returner ... A three-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection, Jernigan totaled 84 catches for 822 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. He also added 322 yards on the ground to go along with three scores and two more touchdowns in the return game (1 punt, 1 kick)—giving him a total of 11 touchdowns on the year...2009: First team All-Sun Belt as a wide receiver and all-purpose player by coaches and media ... Second team All-Sun Belt as a kick-off returner ... First team All-Sun Belt honoree by Phil Steele ... Preseason first team All-Sun Belt ... Averaged 103.8 receiving yards per game in conference play and 173.2 all-purpose yards per game ... Became just the fourth Troy player in program history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season with 1,101 yards as a junior ... Ranks fourth in Sun Belt history in career receptions and sixth in receiving yards ... Also ranks fifth in career all-purpose yards ...2008: Voted first team All-Sun Belt as a wide receiver by coaches and media ... Broke Troy's 40-year-old record for season receptions with 77 ... Set a school record with 6.4 receptions per game, eclipsing a mark that stood for 42 years ... Led team in receptions (77), receiving yards (868) and touchdown receptions (5) despite missing the equivalent of two games due to injury ... Also was second on team in rushing yards (254) and threw one touchdown pass from "Wildcat" formation ...2007: Exploded onto the scene late in the year, ranking fourth on the team in receptions (30) and third in receiving yards (337) while sharing the team-lead with three TD catches.
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12/05/12 - WR Jerrel Jernigan has started to get some snaps on offense and special teams, a trend that is likely to continue this week if Domenik Hixon is unable to play.
12/05/12 - WR Jerrel Jernigan, who saw time this week as the team's fourth receiver, caught his second pass of the season and first since October 7 vs. Cleveland.
12/02/12 - WR Jerrel Jernigan could start seeing more opportunities on special teams as the kickoff returner if David Wilson's role on offense expands. Jernigan had initially auditioned for the kickoff return role, but had issues with ball security.
10/07/12 - WR Jerrel Jernigan had his first career reception in the third quarter, a six-yard pickup on third-and-10.
08/04/12 - WR Jerrel Jernigan, who is competing for the punt return position, made an adjustment in how he fields punts. Whereas in the past, Jernigan would catch punts the same way he caught passes – palms facing out -- he said that head coach Tom Coughlin personally worked with him to get him to turn his palms up when awaiting the ball.