Clemson's Watkins named 1st team All-American by Pro Football Weekly
CLEMSON, S.C. (CLEM) -- Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins has been named a first-team All-American by Pro
Football Weekly. The publication selects an All-America team each year based
on NFL potential.
It is the second consecutive year he has been named
first-team All-American by the publication.
Watkins was joined on
the first team by Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee. Watkins
teammate, DeAndre Hopkins, was named an honorable mention
Watkins has 57 receptions for 708 yards and three
touchdowns this year. He ranks third in the ACC in receptions per game with
6.3 and is fifth in receiving yards per game with 78.7. He is also fifth in
all-purpose yardage with 119.6.
The sophomore from Fort Myers,
FL has caught at least one pass in all 22 games he has played at Clemson,
including 11 for 110 yards against NC State this year. He also established the
Clemson record for receiving yards in a game when he had 202 at Wake Forest
earlier this year. Over the last six games of the regular season Watkins had 41
receptions for 590 yards and three scores.
As a freshman in
2011 he had 82 receptions for 1219 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games.
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