Irvington’s Justin Evans-Jenkins earns football honor from Men of Essex

Irvington senior Justin Evans-Jenkins is joined by his mother, Seanette Evans, and grandfather, James Evans, during his signing day ceremony at Irvington High School. Evans-Jenkins signed with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School senior Justin Evans-Jenkins was among the honorees at the Men of Essex Inc.’s 64th Essex Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 15.

Evans-Jenkins, a lineman on the IHS state championship football team last fall, was named one of the defensive players of the year for football by the Men of Essex. The other defensive players of the year were Kyle Louis of East Orange Campus High School; Chris Corbo of West Essex Regional High School, located in North Caldwell; and Nick Conforti of Seton Hall Prep, located in West Orange.

Evans-Jenkins will continue his football career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on a Division I football scholarship. This past winter, he enjoyed a great season for the IHS wrestling team, winning the heavyweight title at the Essex County Tournament and finishing in second place at both the District 13 and Region 4 tournaments to advance to the state finals in Atlantic City.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Ragozzino.