Building Success | From Bath to the Big League with the Pride’s Alex Jenkins: Part Two

Alex, who is 24 and from Bath, started his Britball life with the Bristol Aztecs and the Bristol Academy Pride. 18 years old, Alex wasn’t aware of the size of the sport in the US or the UK. After watching the Longest Yard and deciding to search for a way to play the sport, Alex came across the Bristol Aztecs. He trained at the Filton Academy and within a matter of days of first stepping out in pads, his athleticism shone through and Alex was selected for the GB Lions Junior team.

After playing for his home country he then went up to Scotland for a trial at the Football University (FBU) Camp. This got him noticed by coaches in the States and, having considered offers from a number of Division One Colleges, he went on to accept a scholarship at the University of Incarnate Word in 2013.

Having spent four years playing College ball, standing out as a naturally talented and gifted athlete, he has been recently filming for the second series of NFL Undiscovered and with the NFL Film Crew in tow he set up this D Line camp to give back to British Junior Football which has helped him in his journey from 18-year-old rookie to 24 year-old NFL player.

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1