Senior defensive end who enters his second year in the program ... listed as the No. 1 left defensive end ... solid all-around athlete at the end position.
2004: Earned playing time in 11 games, including five starts ... 23 total tackles on the season, including 16 solo stops ... three tackles vs. Northern Illinois (Oct. 9) ... three tackles (two solo) in the Akron game (Oct. 16) ... three assisted tackles at Marshall (Oct. 30) ... career-high seven tackles and first collegiate sack vs. Ohio (Nov. 6).
Prior to UCF: Spent one year at San Francisco City College and one season at Nassau Community College ... started both years at linebacker.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Sheepshead Bay HS in New York ... coached by Fred Snyder ... selected to play in the 2002 Governor's Bowl matching the top 50 players from New York vs. New Jersey ... all-city honoree as a junior and senior ... first team all-state as a junior ... recorded 120 tackles, five interceptions and five sacks as a senior ... also played tailback and recorded 101 carries for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns ... also considered Syracuse and Michigan State in the recruiting process.
Personal: Watkins was born on May 18, 1984 ... son of Glenroy Watkins and Claudette Jordan ... a liberal studies major.