It's taken a while for Tim Jennings to finally get into the spotlight, but it seems that he's finally gotten there on the heels of his selection to the 2013 Pro Bowl. Jennings is in his seventh season in the NFL out of Georgia, and has had to overcome a multitude of obstacles to finally reach the top of his profession:
"It means a lot," said Jennings, who leads the NFL with eight interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. "I’m just glad to be here in this moment right now and just kind of share some of the stuff I’ve been going through."
The one constant throughout Jennings' career is his commitment to hard work. He hopes that maybe his career path can be an example for others:
"Hopefully a lot of kids that are going through my situation can take it all in and understand it doesn’t matter what people may think about you or you think you’re not good enough, if you really want it and you enjoy doing it, just go out there and have fun and try to be the best that you can be. Everything will take care of itself."
Jennings is in his third season with the Bears after spending the first four years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. His eight interceptions this season lead the NFL, and he has returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown.
The Bears finish the regular season on Sunday, Dec. 30, against the Detroit Lions, and they need a win and some help to get into the playoffs.