NFL Pro Athlete
As a true student of the game, a dynamic playmaker, and a tireless philanthropist in the community, Malcolm Jenkins is a pillar in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room. Jenkins signed a three-year contract with the Eagles on the first day of free agency in 2014 and provided instant veteran leadership on the team’s defensive unit. In 2015, Jenkins posted career and team highs in tackles (120), passes defensed (15) and forced fumbles (3) in route to his first Pro Bowl.
In 2009, the New Orleans Saints chose Jenkins out of The Ohio State University 14th overall in the NFL Draft. Jenkins was a two-time defensive team captain during his time in New Orleans. In his rookie season, the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV after they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Jenkins finished the game with five tackles.
2005-2009 Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communication from The Ohio State University (2005-2009). As a four-year letterman at Ohio State, he started 45 career games and totaled 196 tackles, 18 passes defensed, three blocked punts and four forced fumbles in his career. An All-Big Ten selection in each of his final three years on campus, Jenkins left Ohio State with 11 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. As a team captain and a consensus All-America selection as a senior in 2008, Jenkins was honored with the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back, after recording a career-high 57 tackles, three forced fumbles, three interceptions, two blocked punts and a sack. As a junior, he earned second-team AP All-American honors and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award after leading the secondary with 44 tackles and four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. A first-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore, posting 55 tackles and four interceptions, including a 61-yard touchdown. Jenkins is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. serving as vice president, stepmaster, and chaplain of the Ohio State chapter.
As Founder and Chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Jenkins ensures the integrity of its mission: to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities. Through an ongoing series of programs, educational initiatives and scholarship opportunities aimed at building character and promoting health and wellness, the Foundation seeks to help youth develop the skills they need to succeed in life and become contributing members of their communities.
In addition to leading the work of the Foundation, Jenkins has made many significant contributions to youth, families and communities through his individual humanitarian efforts, including spearheading a Cease Fire Campaign in New Orleans to reduce gun violence; donating generously to fund scholarships for first generation, college bound students; providing support to families by rebuilding homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and providing funding to help equip student athletes with the essential knowledge and resources needed to successfully transition from their collegiate playing career.
Jenkins has fully immersed himself in the world of fashion and, more specifically, the bow tie. At the suggestion from his wife, Morrisa, Jenkins launched his own company, Rock Avenue Bow Ties, which specializes in the design and creation of neck wear and pocket squares and encourages self expression in its customers. The company is named after the main street in the neighborhood where he grew up. True to his philanthropic principals, Rock Avenue Bow Ties also subscribes to a commitment of giving back to youth and community through its own charitable endeavors, donating a portion of sales on signature bow tie designs to The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and other charitable causes.