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|Illini's AJ Jenkins Leading US In Receiving
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- At the end of the 2009 season, A.J. Jenkins packed up and headed for home. He didn't intend to come back to Illinois.
Illinois coaches talked the wide receiver into coming back and it's a good thing they did.
Jenkins is leading the Football Bowl Subdivision with 815 yards receiving this season for the 16th-ranked and undefeated Illini (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten).
The senior has four 100-yard games this season and seven touchdowns. He torched Northwestern for 268 yards and scored twice on 182 yards worth of catches against Indiana.
Illinois hosts Ohio State (3-3, 0-2) on Saturday.
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