Tim Watson (American football)

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Tim Watson
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Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-08-13) August 13, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Fort Valley, Georgia
Career information
College: Howard
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 156
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 13
Tackles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Timothy Watson Jr. (born August 13, 1970) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early life[edit]

Watson was born in Fort Valley, Georgia. He was a three-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball, and track. An All-Middle Georgia selection following his senior football season, Watson graduated with honors from Peach County High School.

College career[edit]

Watson played college football at Howard University.[1] He holds the record for blocked kicks at Howard, with seven. He has the distinction of being the first athlete in the history of the school to be named to the GTE Academic All-America Team (1992).[2]

Watson earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in fashion merchandising and business marketing, then completed post-graduate studies in athletic administration. In 1992 he became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Most recently, Watson was inducted into the Howard-University Athletic Hall of Fame, class of 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Watson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 6th round (156th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles.[3] He also played in the World League of American Football for the Barcelona Dragons and the Arena Football League for the Arizona Rattlers.

Life after the NFL[edit]

Watson is a football analyst, freelance sports writer, and host of Until The Whistle with The Hitman & The Champion radio show. He is also Chief Operating Officer of Ready4Life Champions, LLC, providing holistic fundamentals training for young athletes with a specialization in American football skills development. He is a fitness trainer, lifestyle coach, and motivational speaker. He is an accomplished public speaker and author, and serves as Founding Chair of UPLIFT Community Fellowship, a philanthropic charitable ministry in Atlanta, Georgia.

He remains active in his local community through charitable work via involvement with his fraternities (the Diplomats Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi, Inc.), the NFL Alumni Association, and his personal philanthropic organization UPLIFT Community Fellowship, Inc., which provides food and toys annually to families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Watson coaches and sponsors youth football and basketball programs, instructs youth sports camps, and conducts life-skills seminars for young students and scholar-athletes.

Watson is married to wife Audrey, and is the father of five children: Tré, Alexus, Christian(5/99), and twins Aubrey and Bella.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Watson". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tim Watson: Former Football Great Gives Back In Tampa Bay, Leads Youth By Example". 83degrees. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tim Watson". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

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