Sammy Watkins Biography (Age)
Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV was born on June 14, 1993, in Fort Myers, Florida to Nicole McMiller and Sammy Watkins III. He attended South Fort Myers High School where, as a tri-sport athlete, he competed in football, basketball, and track and field. He earned a reputation as one of Florida’s top sprinters after winning the 200 meter event at the AA State Championships in his senior year. He also won the 100 meters title at the 2011 Tarpon Invitational.
As expected, Sammy Watkins was also a high school football star. The young talent had 33 receptions for 537 yards and 10 completions in his sophomore year. He was named a first-team all-star of his junior season when he recorded 46 catches for 1,192 yards and 14 touchdowns. During his senior year, the talented bleacher had 54 catches for 1,268 yards and 12 touchdowns, a performance that also earned him an all-state first-team selection.
Watkins finished his high school career on an all-time high with Lee as the leading receiver with 133 catches for 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was also featured in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Classified as a 5-star rookie, the talented football star was ranked third among the most promising prospects in the United States. He eventually moved to Clemson University in November 2010.
As a freshman in 2011, he caught 82 passes for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. He broke 11 Clemson Tigers rookie records in his first 7 games and also led the nation in receiving yards, all-around yards and touchdowns. This outstanding performance earned him an All-American Freshman designation and an AP First-Team Squad selection, becoming the 4th true freshman in ACC history to be so honored.
Watkins continued in his best form as he had 57 receptions for 708 yards and 3 touchdowns in his sophomore season. During his junior season, he improved his performance with 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He led the Clemson Tigers to a victorious 2014 Orange Bowl where he set an individual best with 16 receptions for 227 yards and was named game most valuable player. Watkins announced his decision to enter the 2014 NFL Draft in January 2014, forfeiting his final year of college eligibility. The talented player was selected in the first round of the draft by the Buffalo Bills as the 4th overall pick, becoming the first discard selected by the Bills in 10 years.
Dans sa saison recrue avec les Bills de Buffalo,Sammy Watkins a enregistré 65 réceptions pour 982 verges et 6 passes de touché, établissant ainsi un nouveau record de recrue dans la franchise en matière de réceptions et de réceptions. Bien que sa deuxième saison (2015) avec les Bills ait été gravement entachée par une blessure au mollet, Watkins a terminé la saison avec 60 passes pour 1 047 verges et 9 touchés. Le receveur large talentueux a disputé cinq matchs de 100 verges sur un total de 13 disputés cette saison et a établi de nouveaux records en carrière en matière de verges et de touchés.
Sammy Watkins’ injuries returned in the 2016 season which saw him played in just 8 games and he finished the season with 28 receptions for 430 yards and 2 touchdowns. After his 4-year rookie contract expired in May 2017, he became a free agent since the Buffalo Bills did not renew it. Sammy Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Ram by the Bills, in exchange for cornerback EJ Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.
In his 2017 season with the Los Angeles Ram, Watkins appeared in 15 games in which he recorded 39 receptions for 593 yards and 8 touchdown receptions. In March 2018, the talented wide receiver joined the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year deal valued at $48 million.
After an impressive rookie season with the BuffaloBills, Sammy Watkins was plagued by a number of injuries over the next few years which took a huge toll on his playing time. form became a major topic of conversation following his transfer to the Kansas City Chiefs in March 2018. On August 6, 2018, the talented wide receiver was reportedly unable to complete the day’s practice after suffering a minor hip injury. The hip injury dates back to his days with the Buffalo Bills for which he had surgery. However, according to chiefs officials, Watkins leaving practice early is only a precautionary measure and does not represent a significant setback.
Height and other body measurements
Sammy Watkins stands at an impressive height of 6ft 1in (185cm). It maintains a weight of 96 kg.