The Watkins Award, July 19, 2021
The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Guest, Zach Banner, NFL and former USC Academic All American and 2 sport athlete
Zach Banner is a 2012 Watkins Award Honoree from Washington. He was a 2 sport high school star who attended the University of Southern Cal aka USC Trojans. Zach was a 2 year All-American at USC and was drafted in the NFL 4th round by the Indianapolis Colts. He currently plays offensive tackle for the Pittsburg Steelers. Zach is very committed to community service where he lives, works, and grew up.
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.