Gary Jennings

#12 Gary Jennings

WR | Jr. | 6-1 | 204 | Stafford, Va. | Colonial Forge HS

  • Has played in 26 career games and started one
  • One of three football student-athletes in the nation to be on the NCAA Football Oversight Committee

2016 (So.)

  • Played in 13 games and started one
  • Added depth at wide receiver, was one the kickoff returners and the team’s punt returner
  • Finished with 10 catches for 165 yards, two touchdowns and a long of 58 yards
  • Earned the first start of his career against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl
  • Had a season-best three catches for a career-high 69 yards with a touchdown against Baylor
  • Scored first touchdown of season with an 11-yard catch against TCU
  • Season-long 47-yard reception at Texas Tech

2015 (Fr.

  • Played in 13 games in 2015
  • Added depth at wide receiver and was a punt returner
  • Had seven catches for 116 yards, a touchdown with a long reception of 64 yards
  • Finished with a team-leading 13 punt returns for 69 yards, an average of 5.3 yards per return with a long of 21 yards
  • Turned in the team's longest punt return of the season in the Catcus Bowl against Arizona State with a 21-yard return
  • Had a season-high 68 receiving yards on two catches against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • Registered his first career touchdown and season-long catch (64) against ASU
  • WVU Special Teams Champion against Arizona State
  • One kickoff return at Kansas State for his season-long of 35 yards
  • Had a then season-long 20-yard reception at Kansas
  • Three kickoff returns at Baylor
  • Then his season-high 28 yard kickoff return at Baylor
  • Three punt returns against Oklahoma State
  • Caught a career-high four receptions against Liberty
  • Finished with a 15-yard punt return against Liberty

High School

  • Coached by Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High
  • Played quarterback, wide receiver and safety and returned kicks
  • Saw limited action as a senior due to injury
  • Named to the 2014 Virginia All-6A First-Team Defense
  • Also earned All-State second-team honors as an all-purpose offensive player
  • Helped Colonial Forge to a 10-4 season in 2014 and the state quarterfinals
  • Guided Colonial Forge to a No. 17 ranking in the state of Virginia
  • Had two rushing touchdowns, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in a 31-0 win over North Stafford
  • Named All-Conference 4 first team offensive all-purpose player and first team on defense as a defensive back No. 4 ranked player in the area by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
  • An all-area first-team selection at defensive back
  • Helped lead Colonial Forge to a 10-4 record in 2013, advanced to the Virginia 6A State semifinals and finished as the No. 9 ranked team in the state
  • Earned All-Group 6A South Region as utility player on defense
  • Named All-Conference 4 All-Purpose on defense
  • Also played basketball at Colonial Forge High


  • Birthday is March 7
  • Son of Gary and Youlande’ Jennings
  • One of four children
  • Majoring in sport management
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Jennings Named to NCAA Sport Oversight Committee

By Mike Montoro | November 22, 2016

West Virginia University sophomore wide receiver Gary Jennings has been named as one of two Big 12 Conference student-athletes to represent the league on their sports respective oversight committees.

Jennings, White Add Physicality to WR Corps

By John Antonik | August 10, 2016

There is just something about having some big, physical pass catchers on your football team.

Campus Connection: Three of a Kind

By John Antonik | August 14, 2015

From the looks of things, it appears the Mountaineers got themselves a pretty good set of wide receivers last February.