Anfernee Jennings is an American football outside linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Jennings grew up in Dadeville, Alabama, and attended Dadeville High School, where he played defensive end and tight end for the Tigers.
He played college football at Alabama. Jennings redshirted his true freshman season as he moved from the defensive end to the outside linebacker position.
He played as a key reserve as a redshirt freshman, finishing the year with 19 tackles (two for loss) and three quarterback hurries. Jennings became a starter during his redshirt sophomore season and made 41 tackles, six for a loss, with one sack.
Jennings suffered what was initially diagnosed to be a PCL injury in the final minutes of the 2018 Sugar Bowl against Clemson, causing him to miss the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
The injury was re-evaluated and Jennings was found to have also damaged an artery and developed a blood clot in his leg.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, Jennings was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round with the 87th overall pick.
He made his NFL debut in the season opener on September 13, 2020, against the Miami Dolphins, playing nine snaps on defense in a 21–11 win.
Jennings made his first career start on October 18, 2020, recording three tackles in an 18–12 loss to the Denver Broncos. On August 31, 2021, Jennings was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.