#80 Jared Pinkney


Height 6'4"
Weight 260
Position TE
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Norcross, Ga.
High School Norcross

As a Senior (2019)
• John Mackey Award Watch List
• Biletnikoff Award Watch List
• Preseason All-American First Team Tight End (Street & Smith’s)
Preseason All-American First Team Tight End (Sporting News)
• Preseason All-American Third Team Tight End (Phil Steele)
Preseason All-American Second Team Tight End (CollegeFootballNews.com)
• Preseason All-SEC Second Team Tight End (SEC Media Day voters)
• Preseason All-SEC Second Team Tight End (Phil Steele)
• Preseason All-SEC Second Team Tight End (Lindy’s)
• Preseason All-SEC Second Team Tight End (Athlon Sports)

As a Redshirt Junior (2018)
• Associated Press All-SEC second team
• John Mackey Award watch list
• Two-time John Mackey Tight End of the Week
• 13 games played
• 13 games started
• 50 receptions
• Most by a Vanderbilt tight end since 1984
• 774 receiving yards, seven touchdowns
• 15.5 yards/catch
• Second among Commodores
• At least three receptions in 12 of 13 games
• At least one touchdown catch in six games
• 85 receiving yards or more in four of last five games
• Season-high 111 receiving yards, one touchdown on five catches at Notre Dame
• Season-long 53-yard catch against Nevada
• Six receptions vs. Ole Miss
• Five catches for 76 yards against Baylor (Texas Bowl)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2017)
• 12 games played
• Nine games started
• 22 receptions, 273 receiving yards, three touchdowns
• Two touchdown catches vs. Alabama A&M
• Six-catches for 119 yards vs. Missouri
• Three catches vs. Middle Tennessee State
• Two catches vs. Kansas State

As a Redshirt Freshman (2016)
• Athlon SEC All-Freshman
• 13 games played
• Six games started
• 22 catches, 274 receiving yards, two touchdowns
• Multiple catches in seven games
• First collegiate start in opener against South Carolina
• Season-high five catches for 50 yards vs. Tennessee State
• Touchdown catches against Tennessee State and Auburn

As a Freshman (2015)
• One game played
• Injured in season opener against Western Kentucky

The Pinkney File
• Prepped at Norcross (Ga.)
• Three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN
• Led team to back-to-back 6A state titles
• 32 receptions for 480 yards and three touchdowns as senior
• All-state honorable mention
• All-region first team
• Recipient of School’s Scholar-Athlete Award
• Born in Atlanta
• Full name is Jared B. Pinkney
• Son of Anika Bowles-Pinkney and Horace Pinkney
• Brother, Jalen, and sister, Alayna
• Majoring in communication studies

Career Highs
Receptions: 6 (2x) last vs. Ole Miss, 11/17/2018
Receiving Yards: 119, vs. Missouri, 11/18/2017
Longest Reception: 53, vs. Nevada, 9/8/2018
Touchdown Catches: 2 (2x) last at Arkansas, 10/27/2018

Jared Pinkney action shot 10-02-15