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Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson - #96 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 10/22/1989
Birthplace Linden, NJ
College Temple
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 30th pick by Jets

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
69 3 0

Jets rookie DE Coples showing plenty of flashes

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Early returns on Jets first-round DE Quinton Coples have been positive, and his play in practice has been improving.

Jets DE Wilkerson turning it on in second season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson has flown under the radar nationally, but he is having a huge season helping keep New York in the playoff hunt.

Report: Jets DL Wilkerson suffers minor injuries in car accident

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Jets second-year DL Muhammad Wilkerson was treated for “minor injuries” after a car accident early Saturday morning.

Jets counting on Coples to spark pass rush

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
A year after taking five-technique Muhammad Wilkerson, the Jets added Quinton Coples to improve the pass rush.

Jets struggling to stop outside run plays

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Jets' run defense has been stout up the middle, but it is struggling to stop plays to the outside.

Wilkerson, Jacobs, Venable hit with fines

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
Bears S Winston Venable, Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson and Giants RB Brandon Jacobs were fined by the NFL on Friday.

Jets get more depth, but going young at D-end

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Jets fans will see fresh faces at the DE spot this season, and the team is excited about the new look, despite the inexperience.

Report: Jets sign first-round pick Wilkerson

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Jets agreed to a four-year deal, with three years guaranteed, with first-round DL Muhammad Wilkerson.

Jets would benefit from keeping Shaun Ellis

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
As the lockout lingers, it seems that DE Shaun Ellis could stay in New York, where he has spent his entire 11-year career.

Wilkerson excited to bring his skills to Jets' defense

Posted May 14, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Jets first-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson is studying his playbook as he prepares to be the team's five-technique of the future.

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Posted Dec. 26, 2012
Wilkerson suffered a concussion and injured a knee during the team's loss to San Diego on Sunday, and his status for the season finale at Buffalo is uncertain.||||||| Wilkerson played every defensive snap against the Chargers, and the team says he showed no symptoms of a concussion until after the game, and was tested. He'll continue to undergo tests this week.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Wilkerson and Giants running back Brandon Jacobs were ejected from the teams' preseason game Monday night - a 17-3 win by the Jets - after taking swings at each other.||||||| After Mario Manningham's 7-yard catch with 8:37 left in the third quarter, Wilkerson and Jacobs shoved each other. The two yelled at each other several yards away from where Manningham caught the pass as players from both teams rushed over to separate Jacobs and Wilkerson before things escalated.
Posted April 29, 2011
The Jets selected Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson with the 30th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, giving New York the big-time pass rusher they coveted.||||||| The 6-foot-4 1/2, 305-pound Wilkerson had 9 1/2 sacks last year for the Owls, and should immediately help the Jets, who have made it to the AFC championship game the last two seasons. "I don't see him as a nose tackle, but this young man can play defensive end in our system and (defensive) tackle as well," said coach Rex Ryan, who recently authored a book about himself. "I see him as a possible three-down contributor for us. We'll see."

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