Kendell Watkins

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Kendell Watkins
No. 83
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-03-08) March 8, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Provine High School
College: Mississippi State University
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 1995
Last played in 1997
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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.

Early years[edit]

At Provine High School, he received all-district, all-metro and second-team all-state honors as a senior. He played tight end, linebacker and defensive end.

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.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)[edit]

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 in route to winning Super Bowl XXX.

He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 1996 preseason and was placed on the injured reserve. In 1997 the team released him in a controversial move.[1]

Denver Broncos[edit]

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.[2]

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)[edit]

The Dallas Cowboys released Watkins before the 1998 season started, after claiming tight end Hayward Clay off waivers.

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