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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 , August 16, 2021 Chris Lewis is a 1999 Watkins Award Honoree, one of the top football recruits in the nation
The Watkins Award , August 9, 2021 Guest, Mohamed Massaquoi, Entrepreneur and Retired NFL, 2005 Watkins Award Honoree
The Watkins Award , August 2, 2021 Guest, Chris Burnette, former American football offensive guard with the Miami Dolphins
The Watkins Award , July 26, 2021 Guest, Doug Dutch, 2004 Watkins Award Honoree and American Football Player
The Watkins Award , July 19, 2021 Guest, Zach Banner, NFL and former USC Academic All American and 2 sport athlete
The Watkins Award , July 12, 2021 Guest, Matthew Daniels, former American football safety and current assistant special teams coach of the Dallas Cowboys
The Watkins Award , July 5, 2021 Drew Davis, American football wide receiver. He played college football for the University of Oregon
The Watkins Award , June 28, 2021 Guest, Jelani Jenkins, learn what it takes to be an Academic All-American in high school and college.
The Watkins Award , June 21, 2021 Guest, Jamal-Rashad Patterson, top track athlete, top Scholar student, top wide receiver, and so much more
The Watkins Award , June 7, 2021 Commissioner Nick Maddox, football player for Florida State University, running back with FSU
The Watkins Award , May 31, 2021 Guest, Vince Oghobaase, former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Hartford Colonials
The Watkins Award , May 24, 2021 Guest, Justin Quintin Reid is an American football safety for the Houston Texans of the National Football League
The Watkins Award , May 17, 2021 Guest, Keith Marshall, former American football running back. He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs, and
The Watkins Award , May 10, 2021 Guests, David Famiyekyi Yankey is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent
The Watkins Award , May 3, 2021 Guest, Bryant Browning, American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers
The Watkins Award , April 26, 2021 Guest, Robert Joshua Dobbs, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Watkins Award , April 19, 2021 Guest, Bobby Okereke, American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played
The Watkins Award , April 12, 2021 Guest, Devin Jaymes Gardner, former American football quarterback
The Watkins Award, April 5, 2021 Guest, Darryl Richard II, Watkins Award nominee, former American football defensive tackle
The Watkins Award, March 29, 2021 Guest, James Roch, JR Lemon, Watkins Award Winner
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.