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Former Alabama linebacker looking to make impact with the Jags


MOBILE , Ala. - “I just feel good,” said linebacker Shawn Jennings. “Anything they want I can give it to them.”

Shawn Jennings began his football career at the University of Alabama, he suffered a knee injury and redshirted his year with the Crimson Tide.

He’s since transferred to South Alabama, and after sitting out last year and getting back to full health, he’s ready to make an impact.

“This is really my first year fully healthy,” said Jennings. “I came in and had an injury out of high school and my second year I kind of tore my meniscus.”

“Shawn has looked good, he’s got to knock the rust off, but you can definitely tell that he has some athletic ability,” said South Alabama coach Steve Campbell.

Jennings’ journey hasn’t been easy.

“I’m not going to say it’s been difficult, but it’s been a little overwhelming. Now I’m back, enjoying football and having fun at my new school. It feels good to be able to do that,” said the linebacker.

He overcame injuries, transferred schools and is now adjusting to a new coaching staff.

“I was kind of confused at first but now knowing the new coaches are 100% football and they care about you and care about school work and that stuff. It feels good to have that type of person in the office,” said Jennings.

But all his hard work is paying off, and the Jags are hoping for big things from the linebacker.

“We’re glad Shawn is out there, he’s worked hard in the offseason workouts. We need for him to have a big spring for us," said Campbell.

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