Dinich: Watkins what sophomore slump?

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Pos: WR   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Fort Myers, FL (South Fort Myers HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2013

From Heather Dinich of ESPN:

Clemson fans: fear not about receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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experiencing the dreaded “sophomore slump” in 2012.

He doesn’t even know what it is.

“I really don’t get what people mean by sophomore slump,” he said. “I mean, I’m just going to do what I did last year, but progress in the things I need to work at, such as being more physical, blocking down the field, going all out on every play, and improving on kick returns and punt returns.”

Watkins’ 2012 goals: remain humble, reach 1,000 receiving yards, be named a team captain, be committed, win an ACC championship and “maybe a national title.”

Sounds more like super soph than sophomore slump.

Not that Watkins hasn’t already become a household name after just one season. Watkins finished his freshman season with 82 catches for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns -- all league records for freshmen, and the catches and yardage led all freshmen nationally, while the touchdown reception total tied for the national lead among first-year players. He also scored on an 89-yard kickoff return against Maryland, and has the fourth-highest average in all-purpose yardage by a freshman in the NCAA’s FBS since 2000, averaging 176.0 yards per game

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