Kristian Wilkerson, a wide receiver for the National Football League’s New England Patriots, was born on January 10, 1997. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall.
His college football career was spent at Southeast Missouri State. Wilkerson spent five seasons with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks, redshirting his first season.
He caught 71 receptions for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns as a redshirt senior, earning first-team Ohio Valley Conference and second-team All-American honors from HERO Sports. At the conclusion of his collegiate career, Wilkerson set school records with 219 receptions for 3,540 yards and 33 touchdowns.
On May 4, 2020, the Tennessee Titans signed Wilkerson as an undrafted free agent. On September 5, 2020, as part of the final roster cuts, he was released. On September 8, 2020, Wilkerson was added to the New England Patriots practice squad.
On November 9, 2020, Wilkerson was promoted to the Patriots’ active roster and made his Monday Night Football debut in the team’s 30-27 victory over the New York Jets. After the game, he rejoined the practice squad.
On January 4, 2021, Wilkerson executed a reserve/future contract. He was released on August 31, 2021, however, the next day he joined the practice squad.
Wilkerson was promoted for the Week 17 game against Jacksonville on January 2, 2022, and he scored his first two NFL touchdowns in that contest. On January 17, 2022, he agreed to a reserve/future deal with the Patriots.