FSU fans held their collective breath when Brandon Jenkins was helped off the turf in the first half of the Noles 2012 opener. The big DE's crowning senior season was over after just a few plays against undermanned Murray State.
How much of a hit did FSU's defense take? After all, Jenkins recorded 122 total tackles and 22.5 sacks before the injury. Thanks to Tank Carradine the Noles D appeared not to miss a beat. But we'll never know just how great the defensive greatness might've been had the dream combo of Jenkins and Bjoern Werner played all 14 games together.
Jenkins talks about his career being derailed—the physical and mental pain—in this 2012 interivew, during which he casually mentions he won't be back.
Sadly, bad luck continued to haunt Brandon during his rookie season with the Redskins. The fifth round pick played just 16 snaps in two games before an ankle injury sidelined him for the rest of the year.