The Watkins Award, 06/09/2021
The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Guest, Richard Wilson, Tight-End
Richard Wilson came to BYU ranked the No. 4 tight end prospect in the nation by ESPN.com. He played in 44 games and started in eight while lettering all four years as a Cougar. He totaled 24 catches for 308 yards and two touchdowns during his career. Wilson caught a career-long 35-yard pass that contributed to a season-high 66 yards on three receptions against San Jose State as a sophomore. He helped BYU to a No. 14 national ranking in total offense in 2013.
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.