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57  Jack Tennant
Jack Tennant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mahomet, Ill.

High School:
Mahomet-Seymour

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305

Position:
Offensive Guard


UW This Season: After putting in his time during the first four seasons of his Wyoming career, Jack Tennant will enter his senior season as the projected starter at right guard. He is listed No. 1 on the depth chart above junior Travis Hillen and sophomore Kyle Magnuson. Tennant will be one of two seniors on the offensive line, joining fellow guard Sam Sterner. Tennant has played in eight career games. During this past offseason, Tennant worked as a student intern for the Cowboy Joe Club.

2009: Tennant played in three games during his junior season of 2009 -- vs. New Mexico, at Air Force and at Utah. He began the 2009 season listed No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard behind Nick Carlson.

2008: Tennant appeared in four games in 2008 -- against Utah, TCU, San Diego State and UNLV. He began 2008 fall drills No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard behind returning starter Russ Arnold.

2007: Tennant appeared in one game versus BYU.

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Tennant was a two-year starter at offensive guard for Mahomet-Seymour High School in Mahomet, Ill. As a senior, he was selected All-State by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA), and was named to the Small School All-State team by the Chicago Sun-Times. He also earned All-Area recognition from the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette. He earned All-Area and All-Conference honors as a junior. Tennant helped lead Mahomet to a 22-3 (.880) record his last two seasons in high school. As a senior captain, he helped lead his team to an 11-2 record, the No. 1 ranking in the state in Class 4A and the semifinals of the Class 4A state playoffs. His junior year, Tennant's Mahomet High squad recorded an 11-1 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of state. In addition to football, Tennant was an outstanding wrestler. He was ranked as high as No. 2 in Class AA in the 275-pound division in 2006. He began the `06 season ranked No. 5 in the state of Illinois in the preseason poll. As a junior, he qualified for the state championships in wrestling. He also threw the discus and shot put on his track and field team, lettering three years. Tennant played for head football coach Tom Shallenberger. Tennant was also recruited by Boise State, Bowling Green, Illinois, Louisville and Northern Illinois.

Personal: Born May 18, 1987, he is the son of Dianne Tennant-Rucker, the late Todd Tennant and Craig Rucker. Tennant is majoring in communications.

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