The Watkins Award, February 8, 2021
The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Topic: Mohamed Massaquoi is a 2005 Watkins Award Honoree and high school Academic All-American. He played college football at the University of Georgia and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Massaquoi also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets prior to his retirement from professional football.
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.