January 30, 1949|
|High school:||Kansas City (MO) Central|
|NFL Draft:||1971 / Round: 10 / Pick: 257|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Ernie Jennings (born January 30, 1949) is a former American football wide receiver who played college football at the United States Air Force Academy and attended Kansas City Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the tenth round of the 1971 NFL Draft. Jennings had originally joined the Air Force Falcons as a defensive back. He was a consensus All-American in All-American in 1970 and finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting. He also led NCAA Division I football in receiving touchdowns in 1970 with 17. He is Air Force's all-time leader in receptions with 148, receiving yards with 2,392 and receiving touchdowns with 28. Jennings was on the 2014 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame but was not chosen. Jennings spent time in the military after college and was released by the San Francisco 49ers in August 1975.