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Sammy Watkins
Sammy Watkins
Sammy Watkins


Date of birth
Jun 14, 1993
211 Lbs


Sammy Watkins is entering his first season with the Buffalo Bills, one full of high expectations and hype. Watkins was the first wide receiver taken in the 2014 NFL draft after three standout seasons at Clemson University, including 101 receptions in his junior season. Watkins, a speedy receiver who can line up outside or in the slot, ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash, prompting the Bills to trade up five spots to land him.

Early Years & College

Watkins was born in Fort Myers, Fla., on June 14, 1993. He attended South Fort Myers High where he relied on his great speed to make him a versatile playmaker. Watkins, a two-sport athlete, was a track standout, competing in the 60-, 100- and 200-meter dash, while also setting school records on the gridiron. Watkins, an all-state selection in football, was the school’s all-time leading receiver with 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns. After graduating, Watkins moved on to Clemson, breaking11 freshman records, while leading the country in all-purpose yards. He finished his collegiate career with 240 receptions for 3,391 receiving yards – both Clemson records -- for 27 touchdowns. Watkins was MVP of the 2014 Orange Bowl after collecting 16 receptions for 227 yards.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills selected Watkins in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft (fourth overall). Buffalo’s decision to trade up, giving first-round and fourth-round picks to Cleveland in 2015, came under some scrutiny in what was deemed a deep draft class for wideouts. Watkins, who grew up as a Bills fan, signed a four-year, $19.94 million contract on May 28, 2014. 

Game Log

12-28-2014 @ New England Patriots New England Patriots 9-17 3 5 57 19.0 43 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 26-24 3 7 75 25.0 42 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 21-13 1 6 28 28.0 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 24-17 7 12 127 18.1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 26-10 3 9 11 3.7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0


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by Football News

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by Football News

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