Diaheem Watkins - 46
Diaheem Watkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brent, Ala.

High School:
Bibb County HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 258

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
3L


Saw immediate action as a true freshman in 2011 and started every game ... with year under his belt, Watkins is expected to play larger role and be one of the Blazers' leaders on the defensive front this fall.

2011: Finished season tied for 10th on team in tackles with 31 ... started all 12 games for the Blazers ... had 18 solo tackles ... recorded 2.5 tackles for loss for minus 15 yards ... registered 1.5 sacks for minus 14 (vs. Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic) ... had sacks against Mississippi State and Southern Miss ... season-high five tackles in final game at Florida Atlantic ... also had four stops against East Carolina, Tulsa and Southern Miss.

High School: Attended Bibb County High School ... named the Class 4A Lineman of the Year in 2010 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) ... also tabbed to the All-State Defensive First Team by the ASWA ... selected to the ASWA's Super 12 Team ... led a Bibb County defense that held opponents to 10 points or less in 11 of 14 games in 2010 and recorded six shutouts ... featured on Scout.com's Alabama's Most Wanted Top 50 players list at No. 46 ... named a Class 4A West Alabama All-Star by the Tuscaloosa News ... recorded 52 tackles, 8.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2009 ... coached by Mike Battles, ASWA's 2010 Class 4A Coach of the Year.

Personal: Born April 24, 1993 at Brent, Ala. ... son of Wendy Watkins and Elijah Taylor ... major is liberal arts.

 
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