#31 Cam Watkins

DB

Height 6'0"
Weight 203
Position DB
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
High School Pearl-Cohn
Bio

As a Graduate Transfer (2019)
• Appeared in all 12 games
• Started at cornerback against Georgia, Purdue, LSU and Ole Miss
• 23 tackles (16 solo), one tackle for loss and two defensed passes on the season
• Posted season high of five tackles vs. Kentucky
• Posted four stops and a defensed pass in opener against Georgia
• Tackle for loss among three tackles at South Carolina

As a Senior at Illinois (2018)

• 10 games played
• Seven starts at defensive back
• 38 tackles, one tackle for loss, and three defensed passes
• Career-high 10 tackles against Kent State 9/1/18

As a Junior at Illinois (2017)
• 12 games played
• Seven starts at defensive back
• 39 tackles (24 solo), one interception, three breakups, one forced fumble

As a Sophomore at Illinois (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• 9 games played
• 2 starts at defensive back
• 21 tackles (11 solo), three pass breakups

The Watkins File
• Prepped at Pearl-Cohn (Tenn.)
• Varsity letters in football and track & field
• 74 tackles, five tackles for loss and two interceptions in 2014
• 2014 All-state
• 2014 All-metro
• Played in 2014 Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic
• Competed in decathlon in high school, and ran 10.7 in 100-meter dash
• Son of Keith Watkins and Rita Watkins-Matlock
• One sister, Camille
• Prep teammate of Vanderbilt running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn
• Working toward master’s in learning, diversity and urban studies

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 5, vs. Kentucky, 11/16/2019
Solo Tackles: 3, at South Carolina, 11/2/2019