PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Lights. Camera. Action.

Malcolm Jenkins was back in Piscataway on Thursday as he was filming for a brand-new home renovation television show. The show, which currently doesn’t have a name, will air on CBS Sports this fall. It involves sports stars and a segment takes the players back to places in their hometown.

One of the areas Jenkins stopped by was Hazelwood Park, a nice, small park tucked in the middle of the neighborhood with a swing set, playground, and basketball court on Hazelwood Place near West Fourth Street. Once the 2005 Piscataway High School graduate arrived, he joined in on two-hand touch football with several kids from the area.

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Jenkins, an All-Pro safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, acted as the permanent quarterback for both teams with the kids. He gave everyone who played an equal opportunity to try and catch the ball and score.

After a few scores, they all took a break and chowed down on some ice cream and popsicles, even Jenkins. Once everyone was done with their treats, play resumed with a drone filming video overhead for aerial shots.

Shooting wrapped up at the park a few minutes later and Jenkins took a moment to sign some autographs and take some photos.

The video crew filmed Jenkins walking away back to the car. Jenkins then headed to the high school where more filming took place.

Be sure to check out Jenkins and kids in actions as well as plenty of pictures from the afternoon at Hazelwood Park. For more about the show, stay tuned to TAPinto Piscataway and check out CBS Sports in the next couple of months.

Jenkins is a three-time NJSIAA state champion with the Chiefs. He was a three-time First-Team All-Big Ten selection, two-time All-American, and Jim Thorpe Award winner at Ohio State in college. In the NFL, Jenkins has won two Super Bowls -- one each with the Eagles and New Orleans Saints. He also made the All-Pro First Team in 2015 and Second Team in 2010 and is a two-time Pro Bowler.

In 135 career games with 127 starts, Jenkins has been in on 695 total tackles including 6.5 sacks and has 16 interceptions (six of them were brought back for touchdowns), 12 forced fumbles, and eight fumble recoveries with another score.

He recently held his seventh annual Next Level Youth Football Camp at PHS at the end of June.


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