Enters 2012 as the starter at center... appeared in three games as a junior last fall, picking up experience that could help him land a starting job on the offensive line in 2012... served as the backup at center to Jonathan Sheridan last fall... gained experience on the offensive line as a sophomore, starting four games at center... missed the 2009 season with an injury... had a strong 2010 spring season, gaining experience on the offensive line... named to the 2010 and 2011 Patriot League Honor Roll.
2011: Appeared in three games on the offensive line as a junior... member of the offensive line that helped the Fordham offense rank 41st in the NCAA FCS in passing offense, averaging 229.7 yards/game.
2010: Appeared in five games as a sophomore for the Rams, starting four on the offensive line... helped the offense average 176.0 rushing yards per game, second in the Patriot League and 31st in the NCAA FBS... Fordham offense was also ranked second in overall offense in the Patriot League (383.5 yards/game)... offensive line allowed just 16 sacks in eleven games, third best in the Patriot League.
2009: Missed season due to injury.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Carmel High School in Carmel, New York, where he lettered in football for head coach Todd Cayla... an All-League and All-Conference selection on the line as a junior... team captain junior and senior years... three-year starter on offensive line and two-year starter on defensive line... named to Honor Roll "A" all four years... served as an executive mentor.
Personal: Born March 12, 1991... son of Sue and Ron Watkins... a Finance major.