Muhammad Wilkerson (born October 22, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Temple, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Wilkerson in April 2013
|Born:||October 22, 1989|
Elizabeth, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Linden (Linden, New Jersey)|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Wilkerson attended Linden High School in his hometown of Linden, New Jersey. He recorded 78 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in his senior season. He was named to the All-Watchung Conference first-team in his junior season. He was selected to the Home News Tribune all-area first-team and Newark Star Ledger all-Union County second-team. He also helped lead Linden to state titles during his junior and senior years in basketball.
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|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Linden, New Jersey||Linden High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||255 lb (116 kg)||–||Feb 5, 2007|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout:|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR (DE) Rivals: NR (DE), NR (NJ)|
After high school, Wilkerson spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy. He subsequently enrolled at Temple University, where he played for the Temple Owls football team. 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.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 4 in
|35 1⁄4 in
|4.96 s||1.73 s||2.78 s||4.59 s||7.31 s||26 in
|8 ft 10 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Wilkerson was initially what analysts termed "a sleeper selection"; however, following positive results at the NFL Combine and at Temple's Pro Day session, Wilkerson's draft stock rose significantly. He became regarded as a versatile prospect whom NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock compared to Trevor Pryce, concluding that Wilkerson was a first round prospect.
Wilkerson was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round with the thirtieth overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the fourth Temple player to be drafted by the Jets, preceded by Mike Stromberg, Joe Klecko and Dave Yovanovits. He also became the Owls' highest draft pick since Paul Palmer, who was selected nineteenth overall in the 1987 NFL Draft. Head coach Rex Ryan reiterated Wilkerson possesses similar attributes to Trevor Pryce. Wilkerson signed a four-year, $7.4 million contract on July 31, 2011.
During the third preseason game against the New York Giants, Wilkerson got into a fight with running back Brandon Jacobs, resulting in both players getting ejected. He made his NFL debut in the season opener on September 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, and recorded his first career sack a week later, sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown in the end zone for a safety. Wilkerson started all 16 games in 2011 making 49 tackles with 3 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, and 1 safety enforced.
During a game against the Seattle Seahawks on November 11, 2012, Wilkerson scooped up a fumble lost by Russell Wilson and returned it for a touchdown. The Jets lost the game 7–28, however. In 16 games (15 starts) of 2012, Wilkerson made 69 tackles with 5 sacks, 4 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
Wilkerson finished the 2013 season with a combined 63 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 2 FF, and an interception. For his outstanding play, he was selected to the second All-Pro team by the Associated Press.
On April 18, 2014, the Jets picked up the fifth-year, $6.96 million option of Wilkerson's rookie contract. During a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 14, 2014, he was disqualified for the first time in a regular season game for getting into a scuffle with several Packers players following their go-ahead touchdown. On September 20, 2014, Wilkerson was fined $20,000 by the NFL for his role in the brawl. In 13 starts, Wilkerson finished the year with 56 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble
During Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills on January 3, 2016, Wilkerson suffered a broken leg and was carted off the field as the Jets lost the game 17–22 and were eliminated from playoff contention despite finishing the year with a 10–6 record. In 16 games, Wilkerson made 64 tackles, 12 sacks, 7 passes defended, and 3 fumble recoveries. He was a Pro Bowl selection for the first time of his career. He was ranked 39th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Wilkerson was selected for the 2016 Pro Bowl, but was unable to participate due to a right fibula fracture sustained during the Jets' final game of the season.
On July 15, 2016, Wilkerson signed a 5-year deal worth $86 million featuring $53 million guaranteed and a $15 million signing bonus. Wilkerson played 15 games in 2016, starting 14 of them, finishing with 58 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 3 passes defended, and a forced fumble.
On December 15, the Jets announced that Wilkerson would be scratched for the upcoming Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints due to showing up late for a team meeting. It was also revealed the Wilkerson had a history of violating team rules, including showing up late or missing team meetings, therefore putting his tenure with the Jets in jeopardy. Wilkerson was inactive again for Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers. It was revealed that Wilkerson showed up late for team meetings four times in the past three years, and the Jets posed a threat to release Wilkerson if he was inactive for one more game due to any sort of disciplinary reason. Ultimately, Wilkerson was declared inactive for the season finale against the New England Patriots in Week 17. Limited to 13 games (12 starts), Wilkerson finished with 46 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 4 passes defended, and an interception.
On February 28, 2018, Wilkerson was released by the Jets.
On September 23, 2018, during a Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins, Wilkerson suffered a serious ankle injury after teammate Kentrell Brice accidentally leg-whipped him while attempting to tackle Washington running back Adrian Peterson. Wilkerson was carted off the field and underwent surgery that night in a Washington, D.C. hospital, causing him to miss the team flight back to Wisconsin. The Packers placed Wilkerson on injured reserve on September 29, ending his season. He posted 5 total tackles for the 2018 season prior to the injury.
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The 2010 Mid-American Conference football season was the 65th season for the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The season began on Thursday, September 2, with five games: Ball State hosted Southeast Missouri State, Central Michigan hosted Hampton, Kent State hosted Murray State, Buffalo hosted Rhode Island, and Northern Illinois traveled to Ames, Iowa to face Iowa State. The conference's other eight teams began their respective 2010 seasons of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition on Friday, September 3, and Saturday, September 4. The first in-conference game was September 9, with Temple hosting Central Michigan.
The 2010 MAC Championship Game featured the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Miami RedHawks, held December 3, at Ford Field in Detroit. Miami defeated Northern Illinois 26-21 on a 33-yard pass from Austin Boucher to Armand Robinson for a touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in regulation.Four MAC teams were invited to post-season bowl games, with conference champion Miami, West Division champion Northern Illinois, West Division runner-up Toledo, and East Division runner-up Ohio getting bids. The only bowl-eligible schools not to receive invitations were Western Michigan (6-6) and Temple (8-4), the latter being the first team with a winning record to be passed over for a team with a .500 record under an NCAA rule change.2010 Temple Owls football team
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The designated franchise player will have his one-year salary guaranteed if he elects to play for the team that designated him with the franchise tag and if he does not negotiate a contract with another team.Hargrave Military Academy
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Linden High School is a comprehensive community public high school located in Linden in Union County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as the lone secondary school of the Linden Public Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,706 students and 129.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.2:1. There were 733 students (43.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 187 (11.0% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.Linden High School has been an IB World School since July 2001, offering students the IB Diploma Programme.List of 2011 NFL draft early entrants
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This is a list of players who have played for American football's New York Jets (1970–present) not including the New York Titans or any AFL players.List of Temple Owls in the NFL Draft
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Although Temple began competing in intercollegiate football in 1894, the school's official record book only includes records from after Temple became a Division I-A (now FBS) program in 1971. Even so, these lists tend to be dominated by more recent players for several reasons:
Since the 1970s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Owls have played in five bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season.Wilkerson
Wilkerson is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Brad Wilkerson (born 1977), American baseball player
Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson (born 1945), American radical and member of the Weather Underground
David Wilkerson (1931–2011), American evangelist
Eric Wilkerson (born 1966), American football player
Gerald Eugene Wilkerson (born 1939), Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Herbert L. Wilkerson (born 1919), U.S. Marine Corps Major general
Isaiah Wilkerson (born 1990), American basketball player
James Herbert Wilkerson (1869–1948), US federal judge
Jerry O. Wilkerson (1943–2007), American painter
Joshua Wilkerson (1992–2010), American student murdered by an illegal immigrant in Texas
Kimberly Wilkerson, former Miss Wyoming
Lawrence Wilkerson (born 1945), U.S. Army officer, deputy to Colin Powell
Lizzie Wilkerson (1895–1984), African-American folk artist
Mark Wilkerson (born 1976), lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Course of Nature
Muhammad Wilkerson (born 1989), American football Defensive End for the New York Jets of the National Football League
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson (born 1972), Gitksan artist from British Columbia, Canada
Pinkie C. Wilkerson (1948–2000), African American Louisiana state representative
Ponchai Wilkerson (1971–2000), American murderer who was executed in Texas
Robert King Wilkerson (born 1942), Black Panther Party member
Tichi Wilkerson Kassel (1926–2004), American film personality and the publisher of The Hollywood Reporter
Tim Wilkerson (born 1960), NHRA drag racer
Tyler Wilkerson (born 1988), American basketball player
Wallace Wilkerson (c. 1834–1879), American murderer whose execution by firing squad in Utah was botched
William Wilkerson (1890–1962), founder of The Hollywood Reporter, Ciro's, and the Flamingo HotelFictional characters:
Wilkerson, the family name in the television show Malcolm in the Middle
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