Jim Jensen (wide receiver)
|Date of birth||November 14, 1958|
|Place of birth||Abington, Pennsylvania|
|Position(s)||Wide Receiver, Running Back, Quarterback|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|NFL draft||1981 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291|
|Drafted by||Miami Dolphins|
|Career highlights and awards|
Yankee Conference MVP (1980)Yankee Conference Championship (1980)
James Christopher Jensen (born November 14, 1958) is a former professional American football wide receiver, running back, tight end and quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins from 1981 to 1992 of the National Football League and for the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League. He played quarterback for the Boston University Terriers where he compiled a 17-3-1 record as a starter and was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Yankee Conference as well as All-Conference.
Nicknamed "Crash", he played 12 seasons in Miami where his best years came while teamed with quarterback Dan Marino and legendary coach Don Shula. He was reportedly nicknamed "Crash" by Howard Cosell. As a rookie, Jensen was a quarterback was on the kickoff team, and obviously caught Cosells eye to be tagged Crash Jensen.
Jensen wore jersey # 11 because he entered the league as a quarterback. After Marino was selected in the 1983 NFL Draft, it became evident that Jensen would need to find another way to survive on the Dolphins roster. He became a human Swiss army knife, with a knack for making tackles on punt and kickoff coverages and converting third down opportunities as a running back or wide receiver in the offensive set with Marino. On Mexican TV he was known as The Thousand Uses or El mil usos in Spanish.
His best season statistically was in 1989 with 61 receptions for 557 yards and 6 TDs receiving, with 8 rushing attempts for 50 yards, and 1 passing attempt and completion for a 19-yard touchdown. He was named the Dolphins special teams MVP in 1988. Jensen finished his 12 NFL seasons with 229 receptions for 2,171 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also passed for two TD's. In 1989, he caught Dan Marino's 200th career touchdown pass. Jim was also the 1988 NFL Special teams player of the year and recently elected the 2006 Miami Dolphins "Unsung Hero"