He's a Hall of Famer
Keith Jenkins, a resident of The Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, was inducted into Lycoming College’s Athletic Hall of Fame, the 63rd person associated with the school’s football program to be inducted. A defensive end from South Williamsport, Keith anchored the Lycoming defense in the 1990’s during one of the program’s most successful periods. He helped the Warriors to a 41-6 record in his career, four Freedom League titles and three Middle Atlantic Conference titles while starting all four seasons. Along the way, the team reached four NCAA Tournaments, including the 1997 national championship game.
A ballhawk, Keith holds the school record with eight career forced fumbles, including a record four as a junior in 1997, when he also posted 15.5 sacks, helping him earn Hewlett-Packard/SID Honorable Mention All-American honors. As a senior, he started the year as a Street & Smith’s Preseason All-American. He finished with 11 sacks, an incredible 20 tackles for loss and 50 total tackles, helping him pick up All-American honors and earning third-team honors from Hewlett-Packard and the Don Hansen Football Gazette. He was also a second-team all-region pick.
Keith finished his career with 204 career tackles and an astounding 41 sacks, a third in school history.
“Keith is one of the best defensive players we have ever had at Lycoming, hands down,” said Joe Guistina, sports information director.
Photo: Keith Jenkins (center) pictured with 1997 National Championship runners-up at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Lycoming College.