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BIO

Muhammad Wilkerson is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League.

Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson (born October 22, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Temple.

Wilkerson attended Linden High School in his hometown of Linden, New Jersey. He helped lead Linden to state titles during his junior and senior years in basketball.

After high school, Wilkerson spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy and subsequently enrolled at Temple University. As a freshman at Temple in 2008, Wilkerson played in 11 games and recorded 13 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2009 he started all 13 games and recorded 58 tackles and six sacks. As a junior in 2010 Wilkerson recorded 68 tackles and 10 sacks. Following his junior season, he was named to the first-team All-MAC selection and the team defensive MVP.

Wilkerson was drafted by the New York Jets with the thirtieth overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the fourth Temple player to be drafted by the Jets, Wilkerson recorded his first career sack on September 18, 2011, sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown in the end zone for a safety.

GET TO KNOW MO

  • Height: 6’5"
  • Weight: 315
  • Wingspan: 85.25 inches (7.1 Feet)
  • Shoe Size: 14
  • 40 Time: 4.83
  • Max Bench Press: 27 Reps at 225lbs
  • Max Squat: 465lbs
  • Non-Traditional Training: Sprints

FAVORITES

  • Food: Nana’s Mac & Cheese and Mom’s Beef BBQ Ribs
  • Pre-Game Song: Big Dreams by Meek Mill
  • Favorite Musicians: Jay-Z, Styles P, Drake, Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and Coldplay
  • "Other" Favorite Sports: Basketball & Bowling
  • Athlete I Looked Up To: Justin Tuck
  • My Hero: My Mom
  • Book: Art of War
  • Video Game: Madden and NBA 2K
  • Movie: Friday, Four Brothers, The Wood and That’s My Boy
  • Actor: Denzel Washington, Robert DeNiro
  • Actress: Eva Mendes
  • Car: Mercedes-Benz CL 550
  • Inspirational Quote: “Veni, Vidi, Vici; I came, I saw, I conquered”
  • Advice for Young Athletes: “Key to success is consistency."

“The key to success is consistency.”

-Muhammad Wilkerson

T.E.A.M. 96

Education | Mentoring | Scholarship Foundation


WHO IS T.E.A.M. 96 AND WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

T.E.A.M. is an acronym which stands for:

T (TOGETHERNESS). the unity of fellow man working together for the betterment of mankind despite differences.

E (EDUCATION). schooling of many kinds which positions one in place to obtain goals & dreams.

A (ACHIEVEMENT). positive results one can obtain through hard work and a structured plan.

M (MOTIVATION). developing that driving force that causes one to be active & productive in all that he/she does.

96 Represents, Muhammad Wilkerson, the visionary behind this organization who has made it clear that success needs to be contagious and shared with others. So as individuals that share the deep desire and passion to help others, we make up T.E.A.M. 96.





T.E.A.M. 96 Foundation, Inc. (“T.E.A.M. 96”) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing a wide range of assistance & encouragement to high school student athletes with the vision of creating well rounded, higher education seeking, motivated, law abiding citizens willing to give back to their prospective communities.
T.E.A.M. 96’s goal is to encourage and provide a variety of assistance to both male and female college bound 12th grade high school student-athletes from the four neighboring (4) Union County high schools. (Linden, Roselle, Rahway, & Elizabeth)

To bridge the gap between students, family, school, and community.

To prepare students mentally for the “real life” events and occurrences.
To establish a positive environment which will enable each student to excel to their highest potential academically and citizenship.

To give the opportunity for each student to move onto become our next generation of leaders, scholars and positive role model for the world.
Team96 Foundation
P.O. Box 1370
Linden, NJ
07036

"If America didn't know who Muhammad Wilkerson was, they certainly do now. You can pencil him in for the Pro-Bowl right now, he's among the best defensive lineman in the NFL."

- Jon Gruden

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