|No. 9 Edmonton Eskimos|
|Date of birth:||December 18, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Lincoln (FL)|
San Diego Chargers
Career highlights and awards
|CFL West All-Star:||2014|
Patrick Watkins (born December 18, 1982) is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos  of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Florida State University, and attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Watkins has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.
The Dallas Cowboys drafted Watkins in the fifth round (53rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He started nine games in his rookie season, registering 38 tackles, 3 interceptions, 7 passes defensed and became one of the tallest safeties in NFL history. Because he was seen as a liability in pass coverage he lost his starting position. In 2008 he was tried at strong safety, but he didn't demonstrate the tackle technique needed for run support.
Watkins became a core special teams player as a gunner, leading the team in 2007 with 25 tackles. In 2008, he recorded 9 tackles, after missing 8 games due to injury. He was second on the team in 2009 with 18 tackles. After missing the first 3 preseason games with a knee injury, he was released on August 30, 2010.
San Diego Chargers
Watkins was signed by the San Diego Chargers on November 15, 2010, with the intention of improving their special teams. He was placed on the injured reserve list with a knee injury on December 16 and wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
After being a year out of football recovering from his knee injury, he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts on May 30, 2012. He was named the starter at right cornerback and registered 18 starts. He missed the Eastern Final and the Grey Cup championship game with an ankle injury.
As a rookie he recorded 67 tackles (third on the team), 5 interceptions (tied for first in the CFL), 2 fumble recoveries and received CFL All-Star honors. The next season, he was again named to the CFL All-Star team after having 17 starts, 43 tackles and 5 interceptions.
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
- "Pat Watkins". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- "Dallas Cowboys: Pat Watkins". National Football League. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- Knauer, Tom (2007-03-01). "Pat Watkins NFL Combine Results". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
- 2012 Transactions
- Edmonton Eskimos bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- Pat Watkins: The Evolution of A CFL All-Star