CARLOS WATKINS RUMORS

Senior Salute: Carlos Watkins

Carlos Watkins was one of the nine former Clemson players to be invited to the upcoming NFL scouting combine. The nine invitations surpassed last season’s record-breaking number by one to add a new accolade to the National Champions and the winningest senior class in school history. In Watkins’ five total years at Clemson University, the program reached new levels of success...
Via The Clemson Insider
5 days ago

Spring Preview: Tigers loaded with talent at DT

It should be an interesting spring at defensive tackle this year. Not only did Clemson lose its senior leader from this group, but it also lost its position coach. Dan Brooks, who had coached football for 43 years, retired from the game after the Tigers beat Alabama in the national championship game. New defensive ends coach Todd Bates will coach the entire defensive front this spring...
Via The Clemson Insider
9 days ago

Watkins was engine that could in Tigers’ national title run

Several times this year Brent Venables has called Carlos Watkins the engine in Clemson’s defense. The senior defensive tackle, who could have turned professional like five others from the Tigers’ 2015 defense did last year, returned to Clemson for his senior year with one goal in mind – to win the national championship for Clemson. “Sometimes when a guy returns for his senior...
Via The Clemson Insider
January 12, 2017

Watkins didn't think he would be here three years ago

TAMPA, Fla. — If you had asked Carlos Watkins three years ago whether he thought he would be in the position he is in with Clemson right now, the answer likely would have been no. Three years ago, Watkins was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from injuries suffered in a fatal car wreck on Sept. 21, 2013, that took the life of his best friend, Dache Gossett, and left Watkins trapped...
Via The Clemson Insider
January 08, 2017

WATCH: Clemson vs Ohio State: Carlos Watkins Focused on Rare Opportunity in CFP

Clemson Tigers' DT Carlos Watkins tells Don Munson that the team is focused on the rare opportunity afforded the Tigers by getting back to the College Football Playoff for the second straight year. Clemson faces Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Fiesta Bowl on December 31.
Via ACC Digital Network
December 27, 2016

Clemson DT Carlos Watkins to return for senior season

The Clemson Tigers have been losing a ton of talent to the NFL for the 2016 season and they are just hoping to hold on to something for the future. It looks like they will get at least one key piece back for the future. On Saturday, defensive tackle Carlos Watkins announced that he would return to the school for this senior season. This must make head coach Dabo Swinney feel much...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson is very good, and it's time everyone noticed

Nine weeks through the college football season, who predicted Florida State would already have its first loss, to 3-6 Georgia Tech no less, and the Clemson Tigers would be leading the ACC? Not too many, I would guess. The Tigers, fueled by a high-powered offense and a great defense, are arguably the most complete team in the nation. Week after week, they have completed victory after...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Clemson not worried about rankings

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't focused on his team's rise up the rankings, even if it has others planning for the playoffs. Clemson held off a fourth-quarter rally by Notre Dame, Tigers defensive tackle Carlos Watkins stopping quarterback DeShone Kizer on what would've been a tying 2-point conversion with 7 seconds left in a 24-22 victory at waterlogged Death Valley. The victory...
Via Associated Press
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Watkins returns with new motivation, outlook after losing childhood friend

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins is determined not to forget that fatal car wreck that cost him a childhood friend -- and forever changed his perspective on life and football. Watkins was riding to a cookout not far from his hometown of Mooresboro, North Carolina, last September when the car slid off a rainy road, overturned and crashed into a utility pole...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson DT Watkins grateful for return to football

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins is determined not to forget that fatal car wreck that cost him a childhood friend - and forever changed his perspective on life and football. Watkins was riding to a cookout not far from his hometown of Mooresboro, North Carolina, last September when the car slid off a rainy road, overturned and crashed into a utility pole...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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