The Watkins Award, 17/03/2021
The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Guest, Justin Blalock
Justin Blalock is a 2002 Watkins Award Honoree. He graduated from the University of Texas Longhorns where he was captain of the football team and won a National Championship in 2005. Justin was chosen in the 2nd Round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played on the offensive line for 8 consecutive years before his retirement. Now he's studying to get his J.D. sometime in the near future.
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.