Sammy Watkins repeats as 1st team Pro Football Weekly All-American

Team members chosen based on NFL potential

Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins run a drill at their first bowl game football practice session on Dec. 8th

Photo by Mark Crammer

Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins run a drill at their first bowl game football practice session on Dec. 8th

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 selection.

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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TigerShore12 writes:

I love that Sammy got things turned around for himself this year, but first team??......over Hopkins? Why even have a list of All-Americans based on potential? I would rather draft athletes based on performance than potential. Potential gets people fired every year. Never seen a stat on potential after a game or season is over.

TUN writes:

Nuk is a total stud and a definite first round draft pick next year. He is also a first team All-American without a doubt but with that said, there is only ONE Sammy Watkins. Watkins is a beast! Best receiver in college football--even better than Marquis Lee. Lee deserved the Biletnikoff award without a doubt. He had an unbelievable year. I suppose we will see next year who the better WR is Lee or Watkins. I would put my money on Watkins for one simple reason--Boyd. A QB like Boyd provides the opportunity for Watkins to show the world his special speed and skills as a WR.

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