I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m fortunate to be in a position to be looked up to by many kids and young adults and even admired by those older than me. I’m fortunate to be an example of making good choices.
NFL Pro Athlete
A dynamic playmaker at the safety position, Malcolm Jenkins signed with Philadelphia on the first day of free agency in 2014 and has emerged as a pillar in the Eagles locker room. Originally selected by the Saints with the 14th-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Jenkins has been named to the Pro Bowl three times since joining the Eagles (2016, 2018, 2019), becoming just the fifth safety in team history to earn multiple Pro Bowl berths.
2-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION
In January 2019, Jenkins was named to the Pro Bowl, making it his third trip in four years. In 2018 Jenkins could not play in the Pro Bowl because of his team advancing to the Super Bowl. The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII 41-33 to give Jenkins his second Super Bowl championship and first Super Bowl championship with the Eagles. Jenkins recorded 4 tackles and 1 pass defended. 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.
BYRON “WHIZZER” WHITE AWARD WINNER
In February 2017, Jenkins was announced as the recipient of the NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award for his outstanding charitable efforts off the field. As the winner, Jenkins received $100,000 to donate to the charity of his choice. Jenkins joined Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincent and Reggie White as Eagles who have won the Byron “Whizzer” White Award. Byron “Whizzer” White led the NFL in rushing yards in 1938 and 1940 and later served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1962-93.
WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
It is fitting that Malcolm Jenkins was the Philadelphia Eagles’ nominee for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, a prestigious award which recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as, excellence on the field.
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Entrepreneur – CEO OF DAMARI SAVILE & ROCK AVENUE BOWTIES
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. During the 2017 offseason, Jenkins opened his own custom suit store in Philadelphia, Damari Savile.
Activism – Co-founder of Players Coalition
Players Coalition was founded in 2017 by co-founders Anquan Boldin, NFL 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and Malcolm Jenkins, 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White winner and is governed by a Task Force Board of 12 voting members. Its mission is to achieve social and racial equality using Players Coalition influence and support to impact systemic social and civic change in the areas of Police & Community Relations, Criminal Justice Reform and Education & Economic Advancement in low-income communities. The Players Coalition continues to grow in numbers of ambassadors with the collective goal of MAKING AN IMPACT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY at the federal, state and local levels through advocacy, awareness, education, and allocation of resources. Members are solution focused and invest personal time and resources to educate themselves on various issues affecting their communities to identify where their influence can have the greatest impact.
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.
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.