2008: Sidelined with a knee injury.
New Orleans Bowl: Saw action in the program's first bowl appearance...suffered an injury during kick-off.
2007: Played in seven games as both a fullback and on special teams...credited with a carry against Kentucky, Florida and Florida International...season-long rush was five yards at Florida and returned a kick at UF for 15 yards...also had a reception at FIU for a score.
2006: Played in seven games both as a fullback and on special teams...recorded two tackle assists, one in each of his final two games, North Texas and FIU...play was praised by Schnellenberger, especially blocking during mid-season's thin roster.
High School: Played for Paul Friel at Merritt Island High School, where he was a three-year letterman and starter...earned All-Conference honors and was named third-team All-Brevard County...rushed for 820 yards and 10 touchdowns while also scoring two touchdowns from the defensive side of the ball...recorded 55 solo tackles as a senior, earning a spot on the Brevard County All-Star Game...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...served as the basketball team's captain as a senior...two-year letterman in basketball and track.
Personal: Health administration major...son of Greg and Sheryl Watkins...born Feb. 1, 1986, in Sanford, IL.