In his first two years as the Chargers kick returner, he took three back to the house. When Marty Schottenheimer came in in 2002, he made a change to the Chargers kick-return strategy in a way which rendered Jenkins ineffective.
Jenkins was released, joined the Oakland Raiders, and was never heard from again.
That doesn't mean he didn't leave a lasting impression while he was here. In 2001, the Chargers were in a slump against the rival Denver Broncos. It wasn't much of a rivalry, because the Chargers had lost seven of the last eight games against Denver, and the one win was the last game of the 1999 season in which the Broncos put forth no effort.
Back in 2001, the Chargers were the opposite of what they are now. They were known as a team that started fast and crashed hard in the end (they started 5-2 in this season, which could have easily been 7-0, and still finished the season 5-11).
In the sixth game of the season, the Chargers knew they had to start fast to have a chance to compete with the Denver Broncos and break a two-game losing streak. They started as fast as they possibly could when Ronney Jenkins took the opening kick-off, broke a tackle, stutter-stepped, faked out the kicker and exploded down field for a touchdown that set the tone for the game.
The Broncos couldn't recover and got walloped 27-10.
When it comes to kick-off returns, this guy may have been the best player the Chargers ever had. It was a huge mistake on Schottenheimer's part to come in and mess up the kick-return game.