Alfred Jenkins
No. 84
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1952-01-25) January 25, 1952 (age 71)
Hogansville, Georgia, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school:Hogansville (GA)
College:Morris Brown
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:110
Receiving Yards:6,267
Player stats at · PFR

Alfred Donnell Jenkins (born January 25, 1952) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for the Birmingham Americans in 1974 and nine seasons for the Atlanta Falcons from 1975 through 1983. Jenkins was selected to the Pro Bowl during the 1980 and 1981 seasons and is considered the most successful National Football League (NFL) player from the short-lived World Football League.[1]

Jenkins played college football at Atlanta's Morris Brown College and was not selected in the 1974 NFL Draft. He received a tryout and signed with the WFL's Birmingham Americans. He scored 14 touchdowns and caught 62 passes for 1,471 yards while helping the Americans win the WFL's only championship that season. After the Americans folded, Jenkins signed with the Falcons on April 9, 1975.[2] He became a mainstay at wide receiver, starting every game in each of his NFL seasons (with the exception of 1978, in which he played only one game before suffering a broken collarbone). Jenkins led the NFL in receiving yards (1,358) and receiving touchdowns (13) in the 1981 season.[3]


  1. ^ "For Jenkins, career-ending jolt never came; Ex-Falcon still owns record for TD catches". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. July 27, 1993. p. D2. Retrieved April 11, 2010. To those less familiar with Jenkins, he was Most Valuable Player of the World Football League in 1974, playing with the Birmingham Americans.
  2. ^ Harvin, Al. "People in Sports," The New York Times, Thursday, April 10, 1975. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  3. ^ Rosenberg, I. J. "Whatever happened to: Alfred Jenkins". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.