2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in three games.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in three games as a reserve made five total tackles (three solo) with one forced fumble. Game-by-Game: made Gophers debut against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) in a 24-17 Minnesota win recorded one solo tackle and one forced fumble against the Blue Raiders tallied four total tackles (two solo, two assists) against South Dakota (9/11).
Graduate of Brother Rice High School helped lead the Warriors to a 7-4 mark during his senior season tallied 62 tackles, including 50 solo stops, as a senior in 2008 also tallied two interceptions, a sack and a blocked field goal last season earned all-area honors from the Observer & Eccentric newspapers named honorable mention All-North by the Detroit Free Press named all-conference chosen for the Michigan Fab 50 helped lead Brother Rice to a state championship and a 12-1 record as a freshman in 2005 coached by Al Fracassa.
Born November 12, 1990 son of Kenneth and Nina Watkins communication studies major.
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