Greg Jennings
Greg Jennings was born on September 21, 1983. The 5’11” 187 pound receiver was drafted in round two, pick 52, of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Jennings had a productive college career at Western Michigan University where he caught 238 passes for 3539 yards and 39 touchdowns. He had three 1000-yard seasons in college and was ready for the NFL.
  

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Player Info

Height 5' 1 1"
Weight 197 lbs
DOB: 9/21/1983
Wide Receiver

Statistics

NFL.com

NFL Draft

2006/Round 2/Pick 52

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Career Highlights

Honors

Caught Brett Favre's 420 and 421 career touchdowns.

Team(s) As A Player

Green Bay Packers 2006-Present

Jennings’ Rookie Season

When Greg Jennings was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, he came into a great situation. Not only did he have a Hall of Fame quarterback throwing him the football, he also had an established receiver in Donald Driver who would attract the attention of NFL defenses.

During the pre-season, Jennings dropped a pass on a fourth down play he should have caught that would have given the Packers a first down. After Jennings’ drop was brought up by Coach McCarthy after the game, Jennings agreed with his criticism and said, "In my position, I'm a rookie. It's all a learning experience, so I know what he's telling me. And he told me that on the sidelines. I did become lax on that play and I shouldn't have. But it allows me to learn from that mistake." (1)

Greg Jennings a Part of History

On September 24, 2006, Greg Jennings would shine brightly. On just the Packers second offensive series, Brett Favre threw a short 5-yard pass to Jennings. Greg then made three Lions’ players miss on his way to a 75-yard touchdown. It was touchdown pass number 400 for Favre. "Any time you're playing with a guy as great as Brett, and you're able to achieve something with him and with the team ... personally to have caught that pass, it definitely means a lot," said Jennings. (2)

Just a year later, on September 23, 2007, Greg Jennings would once again become a part of NFL history. The Green Bay Packers were playing at home against the San Diego Chargers. Greg Jennings ran a quick slant and Favre fed him the ball; then Jennings raced for a 57-yard touchdown that would seal the Packers victory. It was touchdown pass number 420 for Favre, tying him with Dan Marino for the all-time lead. "I'm not surprised I have the chemistry with him," Jennings said. "It's one of the key routes in the offense, period. It doesn't matter what you run. If you can't really capitalize on slants, you're not going to be successful, and that's a primary route in any offense. And he throws a slant better than any quarterback I've seen. It's up to us to get open and he's going to hit us." (3)

A week later at Minnesota, Jennings would once again make a historic catch. Brett Favre called an audible at the line of scrimmage, seeing a blitz coming, and he hit Jennings for a 16-yard touchdown pass with 4:56 remaining in the first quarter. It was touchdown pass number 421 for Favre. "I know one thing," Jennings said, "I don't think I'll ever be forgotten. That's thanks to Brett. There have been several receivers to come through and catch some of his balls. I thank God for this opportunity to be out there and once again for him (Favre) to have the confidence in myself and to throw me the ball." (3)

Greg Jennings in 2007

After a fine rookie season, 2007 was a huge year for Greg Jennings. After missing his first two games, he quickly became a favorite target of Brett Favre. When the season was completed, Jennings had caught 53 passes for 920 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had quickly become a favorite target of Brett Favre. Aside from all of his record setting catches already mentioned, he also had his finest performance against the Denver Broncos.

After a hard fought sixty minutes of football, the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos were tied 13-13, going into overtime. On the very first play of overtime from their own 18-yard line, Brett Favre dropped back and Jennings ran a go route. Favre then heaved a pass down the left sideline; Jennings ran under it and then took it all the way to the end zone for an 82-yard game-winning touchdown. Jennings finished the game with six catches for 141 yards and the game winning touchdown. (4)

By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
March 1, 2008

Greg Jennings Bibliography:

(1)  JENNINGS FOCUSED ON FUTURE ROOKIE RECEIVER GREG JENNINGS AGREES WITH COACH MIKE MCCARTHY'S CRITICISM (2006, August 18) Wisconsin State Journal
(2)  SPECIAL CATCH FOR JENNINGS THE ROOKIE CATCHES BRETT FAVRE'S 400TH CAREER TD PASS IN FRONT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS (2006, September 25) Wisconsin State Journal
(3)  Another Special Connection; Jennings Joining Favored Targets (2007, October 1) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(4) Thrown For a Big Loop (2007, October 30) Rocky Mountain News