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Central Lafourche High School senior RB Deon Jenkins Jr. (Photo provided by Deon Jenkins Jr.)

Continuing the Family Legacy, Central Lafourche’s Star Running Back Deon Jenkins Jr. Is Striving To Be State’s Leading Rusher

Continuing the Family Legacy, Central Lafourche’s Star Running Back Deon Jenkins Jr. Is Striving To Be State’s Leading Rusher

by Alexis Mason

Deon Jenkins Jr. is a 5-8, 190 pound senior star running back for the Central Lafourche Trojans in Raceland, LA. He is currently the state’s leading rusher with close to 1,500 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. Jenkin’s success comes from a big influence from his father Deon Jenkins Sr., who helped trained him at a young age and was also a standout receiver at Central Lafourche as well. Although Deon Jr. is often compared to his father, he uses his own skills to differentiate himself because he is more of a player who uses his power to run through and break tackles. Whereas his father was smaller in size and was known for his speed and running around the defenders, Deon Jr. says his motivation and inspiration come from mother and father who encourage him to try harder when he’s not doing his best and keeps focus. 

He has rushed for 3,877 yards and 51 touchdowns during his high school career. Even though he is a talented athlete with the stats to prove it, he has yet to receive any offers. Deon Jr. seems like the type who will continue to play his best and remain humble until his goal is met to receive a college offer.


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Alexis Mason is a Maryland native, but went to high school in Atlanta. She is a junior studying Sports Administration at LSU. Her future plan is to own a recruiting program that helps high school athletes receive college scholarships. Her ultimate goal in life is to help others and to make their life just a little easier any way possible. She is a big believer of having faith and knowing that every obstacle that comes in life is there for a reason and can be tackled.








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About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.