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Jason Watkins

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Height
6' 6"
CLASS
RJR
Hometown
Lakeland
Weight
302 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Lake Gibson
Jason Watkins

 

CAREER: Saw action in 53 games, including 29 starts (27 at left tackle and two at tight end) as a Gator …2008: Started all 14 contests for the Gators at right tackle…A 2008 team captain, helping lead the Gators to their eighth SEC Championship title, as well as their second BCS National Title in three years…Garnered AP Honorable Mention All-SEC accolades…Invited and attended the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. …Graded out a champion in eight of Florida’s games, including Tennessee, LSU, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, The Citadel, South Carolina, Florida State and Oklahoma…Season-best performance came against LSU, where he graded out at 92 percent and was named the UF Offensive Player of the Game…Also named one of Florida’s Offensive Players of the Week for his performance against the Volunteers…2007: Started all 13 games at left tackle…Consistently graded out a champion (Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and FAU)…Graded out above 80 percent in games against Kentucky (83 percent) and Vanderbilt (81 percent)…One of two football representatives on the UF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee…2006: Made the first start of his collegiate career when he lined up at tight end against Auburn and started the Vanderbilt game at the same position…Usually the first tackle off the bench for the Gators in 2006…Saw action in every contest…Played offensive line and was positioned as a wideout in the win over Southern Miss…2005: Was a member of the field-goal and extra-point protection packages and saw action in all 12 games…Appeared on the offensive line against Wyoming, Louisiana Tech and Florida State…2004: Worked on the scout team and did not see any game action… PREP: Rated 16th-best prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep’s All-America issue…Rated as the 22nd-best offensive tackle prospect by Rivals.com as well as No. 77 on their Southeast Elite 88 list…TheInsiders.com has him listed as a three-star athlete and the 36th best offensive tackle prospect in the nation and seventh in the South…Member of TheInsiders.com Southern Hot 100…No. 41 on Tampa Bay Online’s State Top 50 list…Named to Florida’s Class 4A all-state first team…Played only two seasons of football in high school…Selected first-team all-county and first-team all-state…Participated in 2003 CaliFlorida Bowl…Recruited by Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn and Michigan State…Moved to Lake Gibson from LaPlace, La., prior to his junior season…His junior year was the first time he played football…High school coach was Keith DeMyer…PERSONAL: Was born on June 10, 1985, in New Orleans, La…Active member of the Goodwill Gators who volunteered with the Climb for Cancer Sports Camp and the Ronald McDonald House…His parents are Quinton Johnson and Lois Watkins…Has two younger siblings, brother Tramell Watkins and sister Brittany Johnson…MAJOR: Anthropology.

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