|Date of birth:||March 8, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Jackson, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Provine High School|
|College:||Mississippi State University|
|NFL draft:||1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59|
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Kendell Mario Watkins (born March 8, 1973 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (59th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State University.
He accepted a scholarship from Mississippi State University. As a senior tight end, although he only had five receptions for 66 yards, he accounted for 44 knockdown blocks. He played in the Senior Bowl.
Dallas Cowboys (first stint)
Watkins was selected in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, to be the team's blocking tight end. Even as a rookie he was one of the biggest tight ends in the NFL, and contributed with his blocking en route to winning Super Bowl XXX.
In 1998, he signed with the Denver Broncos after being out of football for a year. The team ended up trading him back to the Dallas Cowboys during the preseason, in exchange for a fifth round draft choice.
Dallas Cowboys (second stint)