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Two-Minute Drill: Former Redhawks Standout Receiver Kristian Wilkerson Scores Two Touchdowns in Patriots Rout of Jacksonville

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In his first career NFL start after being elevated from the practice squad, former Southeast Missouri wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson had himself a big day in the New England Patriots 50-10 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Wilkerson, who played at SEMO from 2015-19, finished with four catches for 42 yards and a game-high two receiving touchdowns. He is the first ever SEMO alumnus to record a receiving touchdown in the NFL.

Wilkerson scored his first career NFL touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Mac Jones with 4:40 left in the second quarter. His other score came on a 20-yard pass, again from Jones, at the 11:14 mark in the third quarter.

Wilkerson graduated from SEMO with a degree in Construction Management in December 2019, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans in 2020 before later landing with the Patriots organization.

As a Redhawk, Wilkerson earned second team All-American honors from four different publications for his 2019 senior-season performance that helped lead SEMO Football to an OVC Championship and back-to-back FCS Playoff appearances. He is SEMO Football’s all-time career leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.

Wilkerson and the Patriots wrap up the regular season this Sunday against the Dolphins, and they have already clinched a spot in the NFL Playoffs.

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