Wilkerson's selection a family affair

DT had family of Giants fans, but the pick converted N.J. natives to Gang Green

Updated: April 30, 2011, 10:24 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Wilkerson family history at the Meadowlands dates to 1977.

Alvin Wilkerson, a defensive tackle for Elizabeth (N.J.) High School, faced Plainfield in a championship game -- the first high school football game at Giants Stadium.

A generation later, Wilkerson, a loser that day, goes back a winner, the proud father of a first-round NFL draft pick -- Muhammad Wilkerson, chosen by the New York Jets.

There's a new stadium at the Meadowlands, but this ...

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