Sammy Watkins - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Age, College, Career

Sammy Watkins

Facts About Sammy Watkins

Celebrated Name Sammy Watkins
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Sammy
Birth Name Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV
Birth Date 1993-06-14
Gender Male
Profession American footballer
Place Of Birth Fort Myers, Florida
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For Won Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs
Father Sammy Watkins III
Mother Nicole McMiller
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Gemini
Siblings 4
Brothers Jaylen and Jari
Sisters Mykelah and Markesha
High School South Fort Myers High School
University Clemson University
Career Start Drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft
Position Wide Receiver
Jersey Number 11
First Club Buffalo Bills
Current Club Green Bay Packers
Awards Super Bowl LIV
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 211 lbs (96 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Tala Powell
Children 3
Daughter Samiah, Azaria
Source of Wealth Football (contracts, salaries, endorsements, and sponsorships)
Salary Around $4 million
Net Worth Around $11 million
Links Instagram

Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV, professionally known as Sammy Watkins is an American football player. Watkin plays as a wide receiver for the NFL team, Green Bay Packers. The Buffalo Bills drafted him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, where he spent three seasons. He then played for Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens before joining the Packers in 2022. He played a key role for the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl LIV defeating the San Francisco 49ers.

He played college football for the Clemson Tigers. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive of the Year in 2011. he was also named to First-team All-American and First-team All-ACC twice. 

What is Sammy Watkins Famous For?

  • Won Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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Where is Sammy Watkins From?

Sammy Watkins was born on 14 June 1993. His birth name is Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV. His birth place is in Fort Myers, Florida in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to his father, Sammy Watkins III, and his mother, Nicole McMiller. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He has four siblings, Jaylen, Mykelah, Jari, and Markesha. His older half-brother, Jaylen is also a football player who plays as a defensive back. Jaylen was also selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended South Fort Myers High School. He excelled in football, basketball, and track & field in high school. In football, he became the all-time leading receiver in the history of Lee County with 133 catches for 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns. He led an undefeated South Fort Myers team into the 3A state semifinals. In track & field, he won the AA state title in the 200 meters and the 100 meters at the 2011 Tarpon Invitational. 

Sammy Watkins Clemson

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Sammy Watkins College Career

He was regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, the third-best wide receiver prospect in the nation, and the fifth-best by Scout.com. He committed to Clemson University in November 2010. He led the nation in reception yards per game, all-purpose yards, and touchdowns after he caught 82 passes for 1219 yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman year. He was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

He had 57 receptions for 708 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore and 101 receptions for 1464 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He was the MVP of the 2014 Orange Bowl after setting an Orange Bowl record with 16 receptions for 227 yards against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He forgo his senior season and entered the 2014 NFL Draft.

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills

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Sammy Watkins NFL Career

  • The Buffalo Bills drafted him as a fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • He signed a four-year rookie contract worth $19.94 million, with a 12.8 million signing bonus with the Bills in May 2014. 
  • He finished his rookie season he set a new Bills rookie record in both receptions (65) and receiving yards (982). He caught six touchdown passes in his rookie season.
  • He finished the 2015 season with 60 catches for 1047 yards and nine touchdowns receptions. The injury affected his performance and missed several games.

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  • He missed the majority of the 2016 season due to a foot injury. 
  • The Bills declined Watkin's fifth-year option in 2017. 
  • The Bills traded Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams in August 2017.
  • He finished the 2017 season with 39 receptions for 593 receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns.
  • He signed a three-year contract worth $48 million with the Kansas City Chiefs on 15 March 2018.
  • He finished the 2018 season with 40 receptions for 519 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. The Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship.

Sammy Watkins Super Bowl

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  • He finished the 2019 season with 52 receptions for 673 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. 
  • He caught five passes for 98 yards, including a 38-yard catch against the San Francisco 49ers that led the Chiefs to win Super Bowl LIV.
  • He finished the 2020 season with 37 receptions for 421 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
  • He signed a one-year contract worth $6 million with the Baltimore Ravens in April 2021. 
  • He finished the 2021 season with 27 receptions for 394 yards and a touchdown. 
  • He signed a one-year contract worth $4 million with the Green Packers in April 2022.

Who is Sammy Watkins Wife?

Sammy Watkins is a married man. He is married to Tala Powell. He has three daughters. More details about his personal life will be updated soon.

Sammy Watkins family

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How Tall is Sammy Watkins?

Sammy Watkins stands at the height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 211 lbs i.e. 96 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.

His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Sammy Watkins Salary and Net Worth?

Sammy Watkins earns from his professional career as a football player. He currently plays as a wide receiver for the NFL team, Green Bay Packers. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and sponsorships. The Packers signed him on a one-year deal for $4 million in April 2022. At packers, he has an annual salary of $4 million. He was paid about $16 million in annual salary while he was playing for the Kansas City Chiefs where he won Super Bowl LIV. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $11 million.

Trivias About Sammy Watkins You Need To Know.

  • His favorite football team as a child was the Buffalo Bills.
  • He played in the 2011 US Army All-American Bowl.
  • He chose Clemson over offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami (FL), Michigan, and Tennessee.
  • He was the fourth ever true freshman to be named an AP first-team All-American.
  • He faced criticism after he lashed out at Bills fans on social media who left angry comments about him missing three games due to injury in the early 2015 season.
  • He was charged with possession of a controlled substance in 2012.
  • He was awarded the Key to the City of Fort Myers in July 2014.
  • Lindsey Thiry of the LA Times reported in September 2017 that Watkins believes the Earth is flat.
  • He struggled with mental health and addiction throughout his career.
  • He wears jersey number 11.