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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:32 am 
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He may be a little extreme in being "tight", but he also sounds smart, too. Most players feel entitled.

Barry Jackson wrote:
Some interesting tidbits from a Wall Street Journal story on how Wilkins is very careful with his money:

Instead of paying for lemonade, he asks for water, six lemon slices and sugar, and then makes his own.

He ate, showered and brushed his teeth at Clemson’s football operations center to hold down costs at his $300 a month apartment.

He didn’t have a credit card, used a bike and got rides from teammates (while helping pay for gas) instead of owning a car. He also wore some teammates’ clothes.

“My teammates know I’m the cheapest guy in the world,” he told the WSJ’s Rachel Bachman before the draft.

And he worked as a substitute teacher, earning $80 a day.

Wilkins’ frugality has paid off: He said he has saved more than $15,000 during an era when many young people are facing heavy student debt.

What’s more, he has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in athletic leadership. This past December, he won the National Football Foundation’s Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman.”


Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt- ... rylink=cpy

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That’s the sign of an intelligent & careful man.

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The lemonade thing is what we here on South Florida call a Boca Cocktail


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For a DT i'd prefer hyper-masculine bar brawler

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How can we not love this guy already?

Dave Hyde wrote:
When science teacher Josh McCall phoned in sick last year at Walhalla High School in Oconee County, S.C., its electronic system alerted prospective substitute teachers help was needed in an agriculture science class.

Later that morning, school principal Steve Garrett entered his office and his assistant said, “You won’t believe who’s subbing today.”

“Who?”

“Christian Wilkins.”

This is as good as any introduction to the newest, biggest Dolphin. There are other ways to see just who the 13th pick in the draft was beyond the defensive line. The splits he did after winning the national title. The semi-strip tease he did before a fan at a charity event. The dressing of his Clemson linemen in Power Ranger uniforms for Halloween.

But let’s start with his substitute teaching.

“I mean, who in their right mind wants to be a substitute teacher?” Garrett said with a chuckle over the phone from Walhalla High.

Wilkins did. He came back for a final season at Clemson. He had earned his degree in 2 1/2 years. He wanted to do something productive with his time, and so he talked to two older brothers who are teachers about doing work as a sub. He would not only help kids, but earn about $80 a day.


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