Kelowna, British Columbia
Mount Boucherie Secondary
Butte [Calif.] College
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 310
2011 Senior Bowl
2011 NFL Draft Scouting Combine
2010 first-team All-Big 12 honoree
2010 Rotary-Lombardi Award watch list
Gregarious All-Big 12 offensive lineman... Started in 2011 Senior Bowl... 2011 NFL Scouting Combine invitee... Native Canadian and former junior college transfer... Started all 25 games of Baylor career... Rated No. 1 guard prospect in 2011 NFL Draft by ESPN's Mel Kiper... Ably stepped into LT vacancy left by departed All-American and St. Louis Rams LT Jason Smith... Has squatted 570 pounds, benched 425... Drafted fourth overall in May 2010 CFL Canadian Draft by hometown B.C. Lions... Total of four seasons of football experience, former firefighter grew up playing hockey.
2010 (Senior): 13-game starter at left tackle and All-Big 12 honoree... Consensus All-Big 12 selection (first team by AP, Austin American-Statesman, ESPN.com and Kansas City Star; second team by league's coaches, Phil Steele, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rivals.com, San Antonio Express-News, Waco Tribune-Herald)... Member of Rotary-Lombardi Award watch list... Named first-team "All-Texas" by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication... Leader of offensive line that ranked third in Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in conference in sacks against (1.54 per game)... One of eight Bears to start all 13 games... Totaled 134 knockdowns and averaged coach's grade of 90.4 percent, earned top grade in 12 of 13 games... Had seven grades of 90 percent or higher and no grade lower than 85... Recorded five games with 10-plus knockdowns... Graded 91 percent and had 12 knockdowns in season-opening win over Sam Houston State... Made 13 knockdowns with 94 percent coach's grade in win over Buffalo in second game... Earned season-high 95 percent with eight knockdowns in win over Kansas in fifth game... Had season-high 18 knockdowns and graded 94 percent in win at Colorado in seventh game... Graded 94 percent with 12 knockdowns in win over Kansas State in eighth game... Made 12 knockdowns and earned grade of 92 percent in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
2009 (Junior): Starter at left tackle in all 12 games in first season at Baylor as junior in 2009...Earned first Baylor letter... One of 11 Bears to start all 12 games in 2009... Averaged an 89 percent grade over season from offensive line coaches... Totaled 103 knockdowns in 12 games... Ably stepped into LT vacancy left by departed All-America Jason Smith.
Junior College (2007 & 2008): Junior college All-American offensive lineman from Butte College in Oroville, Calif... Canadian with only two seasons of football experience... Rated No. 39 on Rivals.com's junior college top 100 listing... Ranked 56th on SuperPrep's Juco 100 listing... Named 2008 first-team All-America by JC Athletic Bureau as sophomore... Led Butte to perfect 11-0 season and 2008 California Community College Athletic Association championship as sophomore... Unanimous All-NorCal Conference selection at offensive tackle in 2008... Part of Butte line which accounted for 398.3 yards per game in 2008... Named to Region I All-California first team as sophomore... Played in all 22 games as freshman and sophomore at Butte... Tried out for Butte football team after enrolling at school due to interest in the fire academy.
High School: Did not play football at Mount Boucherie Secondary... Played hockey and rugby as prep athlete.
Personal: Served as part-time firefighter in hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia... Played hockey as youth, did not play football until 2007 at Butte... Son of Todd and Vicki Watkins, Danny William Watkins was born Nov. 6, 1984, in Kelowna, B.C... Majoring in general studies.