Following the second day of the Jets' mandatory minicamp, head coach Todd Bowles presented $5,000 college scholarships to Astia Innis and Christopher Clarke on behalf of the New York Jets and the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL).
Innis, a Bronx native, was a member of the track & field team at High School for Medical Sciences. Clarke, a Queens native, was a member of the track and field, football and wrestling teams at Springfield Gardens High School.
"It is my pleasure to present these scholarships to Astia and Christopher on behalf of the Jets as the begin their college education," Bowles said. "These students have shown, both athletically and academically, what can be achieved when you work hard."
Innis and Clarke will attend Williams College and the State University of Brockport respectively in the fall.
"New York City schools are preparing children for college and careers like never before, and these scholarships will help these students attend the college of their choice," said Donald Douglas, PSAL director. "Our goal is to develop well-rounded, college-ready graduates, and we are so proud of these terrific student-athletes. We thank the Jets for being a true partner."