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Former Temple Football Star Muhammad Wilkerson Okay After Serious Car Accident, According To Report

Former Temple Owls defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, who now plays in the NFL with the New York Jets, was reportedly involved in a bad car accident early Saturday morning but escaped without serious injury.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Monday that Wilkerson's car flipped after colliding with another vehicle on the Garden State Parkway early Saturday morning, but Wilkerson managed to avoid serious injury.

Wilkerson, 22, started all 16 games for the Jets during his rookie season in 2011, registering 49 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble.

As a junior with Temple in 2010, Wilkerson notched 68 tackles and 10 sacks. That was enough for him to be named the team's defensive MVP, and to garner plenty of interest from NFL scouts. The Jets selected Wilkerson with their first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, making him the 30th overall selection.

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