As the NFL football season finally gets into full swing, NY Jet fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with nose tackle Kris Jenkins when Livingston Mall teams with Sports Express to host a special meet-and-greet session on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 6:00 through 8:00 p.m.

Devotees of the four-time pro-bowler can stop by Sports Express, located between Lord & Taylor and Sears on the mall's upper level, to meet the 10-year NFL veteran and purchase an autograph. Participants are also welcome to bring their cameras to take photos.

Jenkins, who begins his third season with the NY Jets is looking to make a big impact this year after returning from a major injury last season that caused him to miss 10 games. He's had a great preseason so far and is a primary leader of a defensive unit that is among the best in the NFL. The Jets, who have visions of making it to this year's Super Bowl, just missed last year when they were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game in January.

"Kris Jenkins has quickly become one of the most popular players for the NY Jets so we're excited about having him here at Livingston Mall," said Elizabeth DiDuca, area director of marketing & business development for Livingston Mall and Rockaway Townsquare. "The event is just another example of Livingston Mall's commitment to offer special appearances and entertainment for the enjoyment of our shoppers."

For more details about the event and information on autograph pricing, please call Sports Express at (973) 535-6477 or visit www.myspace.com/sportsexpress