Project Description

Rashad Jennings, former record-setting NFL running back, “Dancing with the Stars” champion, actor and philanthropist, credits his success to one simple attribute: a strong work ethic. In high school, Jennings overcame poor vision, debilitating asthma, a 0.6 GPA and being the fifth string running back to receive a scholarship to play college football at the University of Pittsburgh. After his freshman season, he would transfer to Liberty University in order to be near his family and to take care of his ailing father. Jennings would go on to spend eight years in the NFL, where he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants. Now, he is focused on pursuing dancing, acting, speaking, serving as a philanthropist through his foundation and other endeavors. The Rashad Jennings Foundation is dedicated to inspiring youth by making education an enjoyable experience, providing mentorship and encouraging an overall healthy lifestyle. His first book, “THE IF IN LIFE: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self,” is available May 8. For more information, please visit

Press Coverage

The Burg, May 2018

Plan your weekend, May 2-6

Broadway World, May 2018

Scoop: It's Party Time on THE CHEW as We Get Ready for the Perfect Outdoor Bash and Pay Tribute to Mom 5/7-5/11

TV Fanatic, May 2018

Dancing With the Stars: Athletes Season 26 Episode 2 Review: Did Your Fave Go Home?, May 2018

Exclusive: Rashad Jennings talks new book, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Giants, Jaguars, Raiders, and more

Parade, May 2018

DWTS recap: Two Not-So-Shocking Eliminations in Week Two

Reality TV World, May 2018

Rashad Jennings predict finalists and winner of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes'

Deadspin, May 2018

This Week's All-Athlete Dancing With The Stars Was All Glitter And Madness

NYG Weekly - Gotham Sports Network, May 2018

Rashad Jennings - The IF In Life

Pickler & Ben, May 2018

Rashad Jennings on Overcoming Challenges on the Road to the NFL

The Trend with Rebecca Granet - 1010 WINS, May 2018

Live Interviews from the 1010 WINS' Studios in NYC

Tiki and Tierney - CBS Sports Network, May 2018

Rashad Jennings with Tiki and Tierney

Good Morning America, May 2018

'Dancing with the Stars': Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rashad Jennings predict mirrorball champs

The Pursuitist, May 2018

The Overhead Compartment with Rashad Jennings

NewsChannel5 - Nashville, May 2018

Rashad Jennings:NFL & Dancing with the Stars Champ

Reiter's Block - CBS Sports, May 2018

Rashad Jennings joins Reiter's Block

The Wendy Williams Show, May 2018


Kidsday/Newsday, May 2018

Former NY Giants star talks to Kidsday reporters

ROME, May 2018

Rashad Jenning on The Jim Rome Show

SNY Geico SportsNite, May 2018

Jennings says Beckham is a 'generational talent,' worthy of huge payday

X's and Mo's - NYC FOX 5, May 2018

Life lessons with Rashad Jennings

ABC News Radio, May 2018

Former NFL star Rashad Jennings on new book 'The IF In Life'

Home & Family, May 2018

Rashad Jennings on Home & Family

Marvel, May 2018

Marvel Let's Play

People, May 2018

Find Out Which Mirrorball Champ Will Be a Guest Judge on "DWTS: Athletes"

Entrepreneur, May 2018

The Power is in the Percentage


Rashad Jennings on Post-Football; His New Book & Catching the Acting Bug, February 2018

Rashad Jennings: Giants' Talent Plus Pat Shurmur's Leadership Could Spark Quick Turnaround

New York Post , February 2016

Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings Wants to Be President


Media Contacts

Maggie Rheney, Choice Media & Communications

Devin Lee Hawthorne, Choice Media & Communications

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