Kristopher Rudy-Charles Jenkins (born August 3, 1979 in Ypsilanti, Michigan) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.
A three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection, Jenkins played seven seasons for the Panthers before being traded to the New York Jets in 2008. He is the older brother of Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins.
Jenkins played college football at the University of Maryland, where he started 27 of 41 games. He made the second team All-ACC during his senior season. He finished with 9.5 sacks and 154 tackles.