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Jonas Jennings, a native of College Park, Ga., and graduate of Tri Cities High School, was named the Director of Player Development in January, 2016. He served as a Player Relations Coordinator in 2015.

Jennings played offensive tackle for Georgia from 1997 to 2000 and was one of UGA’s most versatile linemen, capable of playing tackle, guard or center. In 2000, he was named Honorable Mention All-America by Football News and was named to the All-SEC first team by Football News, The Sporting News, and the SEC coaches. He was also named to the All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

After graduating from Georgia in 2000 with a degree in Sports Studies, Jennings was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played from 2001 to 2004. He later played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005 to 2008.

After his retirement, he returned to College Park to participate in philanthropic work for over 10 years. His work included holding football camps, feeding families during Thanksgiving, volunteering with his former high school and facilitating various Christmas projects centered around giving back to the community. Jennings was also a defensive coordinator for two years with his former high school’s football team.

The son of Nettie Sumlin, Jennings received his MBA from George Washington in 2012.