The Watkins Award, August 16, 2021
The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Chris Lewis is a 1999 Watkins Award Honoree, one of the top football recruits in the nation
Chris Lewis is a 1999 Watkins Award Honoree. He was one of the top recruits in the nation. Chris was Named the 1998 Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year. He was a consensus Prep All-America quarterback and also was chosen for the Parade All-America First-Team. Chris attended Stanford University and is considered one of the top 10 Quarterbacks in the history of the school. He briefly played in the NFL. Now Chris is a Corporate Exec working just as hard as he did on the field.
The Watkins Award has established itself as the nation’s premier award for African American male high school seniors who represent the highest achievement in academics and athletics. The Award is emblematic of an extraordinary athlete, a bonafide scholar, and a person who has been recognized by prominent people in his community as a leader, volunteer, and community advocate.