Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins remodels his childhood backyard on CBS’ ‘Superstar Renovation’
Jenkins goes home to give back to his dad
We're used to seeing Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins put in work on the field, but for an upcoming CBS home remodeling series, the two-time Super Bowl champ toiled on some even more familiar turf — his parents' New Jersey backyard.
Jenkins will appear on CBS' Superstar Renovation, a limited series that features athletes performing home makeovers in their hometowns. As part of the debut episode, Jenkins headed back to Piscataway, New Jersey to renovate his childhood backyard, adding features like a playground, entertaining space, and a man cave for his dad.
The home has been home to three generations of the Jenkins family. The Eagles safety reportedly wanted to give back to his dad, Lee, who was a father figure for area kids during Jenkins childhood. He often drove neighborhood kids to football practice. The Jenkins' yard also served as an impromptu gathering spot for friends to run football drills.
The show is the latest charitable effort from Jenkins, who is a noted activist in the area. This month, he was awarded the key to the city of Camden by Mayor Frank Moran for his efforts. Jenkins' Malcolm Jenkins Foundation works to support "youth development in underserved communities," according to its website.
Jenkins' episode of Superstar Renovation premieres Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on CBS.