As a Linden native, Wilkerson’s foundation provides scholarship money for Union County high school student-athletes to go to college and pursue their dreams.
“I think it’s great being that I play for the Jets and I’m home,” Wilkerson said. “I can help out the community the best I can, make it better with my presence and by doing different things in the area to help out.”
Those in attendance paid $75/ticket, and many donated hundreds more during a live auction period that included items such as a tour of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center by Big Mo himself ($900), a pair of Jets-Browns tickets, a signed
“This night’s great for me personally,” Wilkerson said, “because I get to interact with the fans and let people know that I appreciate their support for me and my foundation”
Of course, the night wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Muhammad’s teammates.
“Being able to play with Mo at Temple University from 2008-10 was amazing,” S
Also a pre-Jets teammate of Wilkerson from their days at Hargrave Military Academy, LB
Coples double-dipped, working as both a server and an auctioneer during the evening.
“It shows that the Jets, we’re not just brothers on the field but we’re brothers off the field as well,” Wilkerson said. “We support each other 100 percent and got each other’s backs."