Current Team: Atlanta Falcons
Previous Position: WR
Previous Team: Arizona Cardinals
Years: 2006 - 2007
Position at BYU: WR
Years at BYU: 2004 - 2005
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San Diego, CA / Grossmont JC
SENIOR - (2005): Started all 12 games at receiver ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 678 yards ... credited with 49 receptions ... recorded three games with seven receptions (Eastern Illinois, TCU, UNLV) ... totaled a season-high 176 yards and three touchdowns against nationally-ranked TCU ... recorded a career-high nine touchdown receptions during the season ... credited with a fourth-quarter touchdown against Cal in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl to cut the Golden Bears' lead to just 28-35 ... named preseason first-team All-American (Phil Steele's College Football Preview) ... a 2005 Mountain West Conference Preseason All-Conference selection ... a Street & Smith's Preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... named preseason First-Team All-MWC by Lindy's Football Annual, Phil Steele's College Football Preview, Street & Smith's, Blue Ribbon Yearbook/ESPN.com and College Football News ... ranked by Lindy's Football Annual as the league's "most dangerous deep threat" ... ranked by Street & Smith's as the league's "fastest receiver" ... ranked as the fourth best player in the MWC by College Football News ... ranked by CFN as the second best receiver in the MWC ... ranked by Lindy's Football Annuals as the ninth top receiver in the country.
JUNIOR - (2004): Earned All-Mountain West Conference first-team honors ... earned All-America honorable-mention honors ... started in each of the Cougars' 11 games on the season ... set the MWC junior single-game receiving record with 211 yards at Boise State ... led the Mountain West with 1,042 yards on the season ... also holds the MWC single-season record, averaging 94.7 yards per contest ... credited with 52 receptions and six touchdowns on the season ... named by Sports Illustrated as the nation's top deep threat ... had touchdown receptions of 68, 69, 70 and 79 yards on the season ... averaged 20.0 yards per reception ... recorded a season-high nine receptions agaisnt UNLV ... had over 100 yards receiving in five games during the season.
A 2003 JC Gridwire and Junior College Athletic Bureau first-team All-American ... helped Grossmont to a third-place national junior college ranking ... helped lead the Griffins to a 13-1 record, including a 10-0 regular-season finish ... a member of the 2003 Foothill Valley Conference champions ... named the 2003 Region III Offensive Player of the Year ... earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors ... in 10 regular-season games, recorded 40 receptions for 915 yards, averaging 22.9 yards per reception ... credit with eight regular-season touchdowns ... led the Foothill Conference in kick scoring, posting 50-of-51 point-after attempts and 12-of-15 field goal attempts, including a long of 52 yards ... responsible for a league-leading 134 total points on the season, including 48 points as a receiver and 86 points as a kicker ... clocked at 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... competed in track in high school, helping his relay team to the 2000 California State Boys CIF Track Championship in the 4x100 relay in a time of 41.17 ... earned all-county honors as a receiver and kicker in both his junior and senior seasons at Helix High School ... a member of the 2000 San Diego Section, Division II CIF Football championship team at Helix HS ... became only the second person in 25 years at Helix High School to letter in four different sports as a senior, including football, soccer, volleyball and track.
Parents are Don Watkins of Ramona, Calif. and Cindy Watkins of San Diego ... great uncle, Tom Watkins, is a member of the Iowa State Athletic Hall of Fame after a stellar collegiate career (1958-1960) ... also played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams ... his father, Don Watkins, played lineman at Pasadena City College and later played for the San Diego Police Department football team, raising money for various community charities ... redshirted at Norfolk State before transferring to Grossmont JC ... received scholarship offers from Hawaii, Kansas State and Oregon State ... brother, Travis, plays offensive line for USC.
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YR GP REC YDS TD LNG AVG/G 2004 11 52 1,042 6 79 94.7 2005 12 49 678 9 67 56.5 TOTAL 23 101 1,720 15 79 74.8