Sammy Watkins: Records, durability, agility

Sammy Watkins's NCAA and school records, off-field issues, durability and agility issues, stats and high school history.

RECORDS
Atlantic Coast Conference Career-Record Results…
Sammy Watkins ranks second in ACC annals with 240 grabs, topped by Conner Vernon of Duke (283; 2009-12), as that due is joined by the player that Watkins broke the Clemson record, Aaron Kelly (232; 2005-08) as the only players in league history to catch at least 225 passes…Finished third on the ACC chart with 3,391 receiving yards, ranking behind Vernon (3,749) and Peter Warrick of Florida State (3,517; 1996-99)…Shared the league record with a pair of 200-yard receiving performances and only Clarkston Hines of Duke (17; 1986-89) recorded more 100-yard receiving games than Watkins (15) in ACC annals…His 27 touchdown catches tied Herman Moore of Virginia (1988-90) and DeAndre Hopkins of Clemson (2010-12) for eighth place on the league record chart…
School Career-Record Results…Watkins's fifteen 100-yard receiving performances broke the previous Clemson mark of twelve by DeAndre Hopkins (2010-12)…He topped Aaron Kelly's old record of 232 grabs (2005-08) and joined Hopkins (3,020) as the only Tigers to ever amass 3,000 yards receiving…His 27 touchdown catches tied the record that Hopkins previously set…His 5,129 all-purpose yards rank behind C.J. Spiller (7,588; 2006-09) in school history.

OFF-FIELD ISSUES
In May 2012, Watkins was arrested by Clemson campus police for possession of marijuana. He was also found to have one pill each of Vyvanse and Adderall and charged with possession of a controlled substance. As a result, Watkins was suspended for the first two games of the 2012-2013 season.

INJURY REPORT
2011 Season…Missed the North Carolina State game after leaving the Wake Forest clash with a shoulder sprain.
2012 Season…Sat out the Boston College contest with an abdominal virus…Also suffered a lower leg contusion in the first half of the Maryland clash and did not return…Left the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Louisiana State after he suffered an injury on the second play of the game. The receiver took the handoff from quarterback Tajh Boyd and was hammered by defensive end Barkevious Mingo. The hit was so vicious that the ball popped out and Watkins was left writhing on the turf. He had to be helped off the field and ultimately carted to the locker room. Clemson announced that Watkins had suffered a right angle injury, but X-rays were negative. Still, the injury was severe enough keep Watkins out of the game. He did return to the sideline using crutches for assistance.

AGILITY TESTS
4.43 in the 40-yard dash…1.55 10-yard dash…2.59 20-yard dash…4.34 20-yard shuttle…6.95 three-cone drill…34-inch vertical jump…10'-6" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times…32-inch arm length…9 5/8-inch hands…76 ½-inch wingspan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Watkins attended South Fort Myers (Fort Myers, Fla.) High School, playing football for head coach Grant Redhead…Set the Lee County records with 133 catches for 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns, along with averaging 11.8 yards per rushing attempt during his career…As a sophomore receiver, he had 33 receptions for 537 yards and 10 scores…As
a junior, as he recorded 46 catches for 1,192 yards (25.9 ypc) and 14 touchdowns…Was named Class 3A first-team All-State and Offensive Player of the Year by the Naples News, adding All-Area accolades by the News-Press…During his senior campaign, Watkins helped South Fort Myers reach the AAA state semi-finals with 54 catches for 1,268 yards and 12 touchdowns, capturing Offensive Player of the Year honors from the News-Press and Player of the Year by the Naples Daily News, in addition to earning All-State first-team classification…Registered eight 100-yard receiving games and ran the "Wildcat" in a state playoff game when he gained 133 yards on just six carries and scored three touchdowns, as he also threw a touchdown pass…During his final season, he added scores on two kickoff returns, two punt returns, and three interception returns… Scout.com ranked him 41st overall and fifth among the prep receivers, while Super Prep regarded him as the second-best player in the state and the nation's third-rated receiver…The MaxPreps.com first-team All-American concluded his prep career by playing in the U.S. Army All-American game…In track, he won the AA state title in the 200m (21.11) and finished second in the 100m (10.45) as a senior…Also placed fifth in the 100m (11.15) and sixth in the 200m (22.14) at the state meet as a junior.

PERSONAL
Watkins is majoring in Communication Studies...His brother, Jaylen, was a 2010 U.S. Army All-American and was the starting free safety as a member of the University of Florida football team (2010-13)...Born 6/14/93…Resides in Fort Myers, Florida.

RECEIVING STATISTICS…R/PG indicates receptions per game...GM/AVG indicates average yards gained per game.

STATS

GP

GS

NO

YARDS

AVG

TD

LONG

R/PG

GM/AVG

2011

13

10

082

   1219

14.87

 12

   65

06.31

   093.77

2012

10

07

057

   0708

12.42

 03

   61

05.70

   070.80

2013

13

12

101

   1464

14.50

 12

   96

07.77

   112.62

TOTAL

36

29

240

   3391

14.13

 27

   96

06.67

   094.19

 

RUSHING STATISTICS

STATS

NO

YARDS

AVG

TD

LONG

2011

 32

     231

07.22

 00

   33

2012

 14

     097

06.93

 01

   58

2013

 06

     011

01.83

 00

   03

TOTAL

 52

     339

06.52

 01

   58

 

KICKOFF RETURNS

NO

YARDS

AVG

TD

LONG

 33

   0826

25.03

 01

   89

 13

   0257

19.77

 00

   39

 14

   0293

20.93

 00

   33

 60

   1376

22.93

 01

   89

 

PUNT RETURNS

STATS

NO

YARDS

AVG

TD

LONG

2011

 02

     012

06.00

 00

   12

2012

 03

     011

03.67

 00

   06

2013

 01

     000

00.00

 00

   00

TOTAL

 06

     023

03.83

 00

   12

 

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

STATS

GM

PLAYS

CATCH

RUSH

K/RET

P/RET

YARDS

TDR

2011

13

     149

  1219

  231

 0826

    012

  2288

  13

2012

10

     087

  0708

  097

0257

    011

  1073

  04

2013

13

     122

  1464

  011

0293

    000

  1763

  12

TOTAL

36

     358

  3391

  339

1376

    023

  5129

  29

 


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