Chantel Jennings


Senior Writer,  The Athletic

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Chantel Jennings is a senior writer covering college football for The Athletic, a sports website. At The Athletic, she writes narrative stories on off-the-radar topics such as a retired coaches' breakfast club in South Carolina, the inspiration behind a Hawaiian coaching guru and the 1918 football season in the midst of WWI and a flu pandemic. In 2018, her story on an All-American football player, who was a bibliophile and creative writing major, was selected for “The Best American Sports Writing” anthology. Jennings holds a B.A. in English language and literature and Spanish from the University of Michigan.