- Category : 1928-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (62)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Identification 2
American author and sportswriter who wrote over 500 articles for Sports Illustrated. Larry King called Jenkins "the quintessential Sports Illustrated writer" and "the best sportswriter in America."
Jenkins worked for many publications including the Fort Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated, where among other things he covered the 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1971 versions of the college football Game of the Century. In 1985 he retired from Sports Illustrated and began writing books full-time, although he maintained a monthly column in Golf Digest magazine. In 1972, Jenkins wrote his first novel, Semi-Tough.
He died on 7 March 2019, aged 90, in Fort Worth, Texas. His daughter Sally Jenkins is a sports columnist for the Washington Post.