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The Watkins Award with J Everette Pearsall and Tyrone Tate

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The Watkins Award with Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall
Tyrone Tate and J Everette Pearsall

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.

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The Watkins Award, March 21, 2022 Students need money to attend good schools, supporting students that achieve excellence
The Watkins Award, March 14, 2022 The Watkins Award 2023 sponsors and support potential
The Watkins Award, March 7, 2022 The potential within all African American Male athletes and scholar students. 
The Watkins Award, February 28, 2022 Guest, Brandon Royster 4.0 GPA scholar athlete at Stanford, all star track member, football running back & wide receiver
The Watkins Award, February 14, 2022 Guest, Covaughn DeBoskie who attended The University of Cal-Berkeley
The Watkins Award, February 7, 2022 Honoring the top 6 Watkins Award Nominees and discussing what makes them scholar athletes
The Watkins Award, January 31, 2022 Guest, Watkins Award Honoree Savon Huggins, 5 star scholar athlete
The Watkins Award, January 24, 2022 The 6 Watkins Award Winners as hosted by Under Armor
The Watkins Award, January 10, 2022 Guest, Ed Ransom, Board Member of The Franklin D Watkins Award, past honorees and winners sports and academic excellence
The Watkins Award, December 6, 2021 Guest, Benjamin Franklin Tate, former American football running back.
The Watkins Award, November 29, 2021 Past Watkins Award recipients and their educational and sports accomplishments that made them great
The Watkins Award, November 22, 2021 Guest, Marcus Terrell Houston Esq, 1999 Gold Helmet Award winner, Colorado’s top football player/scholar/citizen
The Watkins Award, November 15, 2021 Guest, Darnell Dinkins, 1995 Watkins Award recipient and former NFL player and coach
The Watkins Award, November 1, 2021 Guest, Dominique Sims, NFL linebacker with the Colts, played Safety & Quarterback, four-time Academic all-American
The Watkins Award, October 25, 2021 Guest, Frank Buncom IV, American football linebacker in AFL, Stanford Grad, Scholar athlete
The Watkins Award, September 27, 2021 Guest, Marcus Jackson, Football Coach, player and Watkins Award Honoree
The Watkins Award, September 13, 2021 Guest, Reggie Butler, linebacker, scholar athlete
The Watkins Award, September 6, 2021 Guest, Richard Wilson, Tight-End
The Watkins Award, August 30, 2021 Guest, Luke Powell, assistant football coach with the Indiana State football
The Watkins Award , August 23, 2021 Guest, Marcus McCutcheon, Lawyer, 2002 Watkins Award Honoree who played football and graduated from Stanford University


Guest, Luke Powell August 30, 2021
Guest, Marcus McCutcheon August 23, 2021
Guest, Chris Lewis August 16, 2021
Guest, Mohamed Massaquoi August 09, 2021
Guest, Doug Dutch July 26, 2021
Guest, Zach Banner July 19, 2021
Guest, Matt Daniels July 12, 2021
Guest, Drew Davis July 05, 2021
Guest, Jelani Jenkins June 28, 2021
Guest, Jelani Jenkins June 14, 2021
Guest, Nick Maddox June 07, 2021
Guest, Vince Oghobaase May 31, 2021
Guest, Justin Reid May 23, 2021
Guest, Justin Reid May 23, 2021
Guest, Keith Marshall May 17, 2021
Guest, Bryant Browning May 03, 2021
Guest, Josh Dobbs April 26, 2021
Guest, Bobby Okereke April 19, 2021
Guest, Devin Gardner April 12, 2021
J Everette Pearsall
Entrepreneur, Advisor, Consultant, Executive Director of The National Alliance of African American Athletes, and Talk Show Host

Executive Director, J. Everette Pearsall possesses a unique blend of success in the business sector and community based not for profit organizations. His business foundation began with a successful six year career with IBM as a Marketing Rep and as a Manager of Business Partners. This technology backbone allowed Everette to also achieve an additional twenty years of success in the technology industry selling storage, engineering software, logistics software, web hosting services, outsourcing services, and process management software. Everette was able to assist these companies in increasing market share and profitability in the Fortune 500 market Sector. This entrepreneurial spirit drove Everette to help in formulating the most effective not for profit African American Athlete Organization (The Alliance). He is the current Executive Director for The Alliance. In order to fund the association, Eyes of A Victim Productions was formed. This Company was instrumental in the funding of the association through the sale of positive pro- African American Paraphernalia. Everette is the Owner and President of Eyes of A Victim Productions. Everette was a Partner in KBR Associates, which is a minority partnership formed to create a revenue stream to reinvest in the Pittsburgh inner city. He also served on the board of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of UNCF. He started an adopt-a-school program in Harrisburg and participated in Junior Achievement. He is currently on the e Sports Instruction Football Advisory Board which is a software product created to teach the game of football and create team strategies to be used by players at all levels.

Along with serving as the Executive Director of The Alliance, Everette is currently self-employed as the president of Everedy Sports Consulting, Partner owner of Favrit Underwear, Inc. the most comfortable underwear in the world, and an executive sales account manager at JTEK Data Solutions. Previously he was the top National Account Consultant for Digex and AT&T - a national Internet Service provider and Telecommunications company. The Alliance has established the most prestigious award for African American High School Seniors, The Watkins Award. This award is given to the premier African American Scholar Athlete in his High School Senior year. Everette conducts the SAT Scrimmage which is a series of National SAT clinics assisting over 14,000 High School Students Nationwide. He also conducted a myriad of other effective programs centering around community empowerment through athletics.

Everette has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of African American Youths. He feels that if he makes a difference in just one person's life, he has done his job. He has done so much more than that. He has inspired other men and women to join his cause in making a difference in the lives of our youth. Most importantly he has certainly made a difference in the lives of many of our African American Youths through his untiring efforts and never-ending work with the programs for our youth.

Tyrone Tate
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Entrepreneur, Teacher, Coach, Trainer, Author and Talk Show Host

Tyrone Tate, MBA is a serial entrepreneur without a shadow of doubt with a wealth of experiences from Corporate America, the Federal Government, public and private schools, medical research, sports, music, film, fashion, fast food, and radio. Tyrone’s most notable work history included stints with IBM, The US Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, FAVRIT Wear, and Nancy's Pizzeria Franchises. He has played a key role for over 30 years in management, marketing, fundraising, and operations while repeatedly earning recognition and awards for customer service, sales, and community service. Tyrone is renowned for his extensive network, teaching, coaching, public speaking, and sports training methods applied to individuals who are interested in becoming elite athletes. He has helped hundreds of student-athletes to successfully navigate and make the transition from grade school to elite colleges and sports programs and beyond. Tyrone has been a guest on numerous radio and tv networks including Radio One and CNN.  He's also appeared in several films and received executive producer credits.  Tyrone is simultaneously working on three books. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University and his M.B.A. with cum laude honors from Southeastern University.