When a football touches Jerrel Jernigan’s hands, there is a buzz in the stadium in anticipation of what’s coming next.
During his career at Troy, Jernigan displayed an arsenal of spin moves, explosive bursts and cuts that juked defenders out of their cleats and kept scoreboard operators on constant alert.
Whether he’s trying to catch a ball, break a tackle, or return a kickoff or punt, Jernigan has the ability to play at a furious pace that leaves his opponents bewildered and everyone else in awe.
Staying a step ahead of the competition is nothing new to the all-time leading receiver in Trojan history.
In fact, his beginnings as a football player came earlier than even his parents expected.