Sunday Morning Spotlight: Mo Wilkerson

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July 30, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) gets the pass off as New York Jets defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson (96) almost tackles him at the New York Jets practice. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

In this week’s Sunday Morning Spotlight, we stay on the defensive side of the ball to look at a guy that big things are expected from. He’s in his second year, and ready to have a big year under the wing of Karl Dunbar. Spotlight today on defensive lineman Mo Wilkerson.

He’s a local boy, born and raised in Linden, NJ. He played for Linden High School, actually making his mark in basketball, helping lead his team to state titles in back to back seasons as a junior and senior.

Wilkerson spend a year at the Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Temple University. His play grew steadily in his three years at Temple, culminating in his earning defensive team MVP honors and first team All-MAC conference honors in his junior year.

That year, Wilkerson recorded 68 tackles and 10 sacks. He was chosen in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Jets with the 30th pick overall.

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