Watkins first true freshman to make first-team All-ACC since Anthony Simmons


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

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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was named first-team All-ACC at wide receiver. He is the first Clemson true freshman to be named first-team All-ACC since Anthony Simmons was named as a linebacker in 1995. Watkins is the first true freshman named first-team All-ACC as an offensive player since Ronald Williams in 1990 did so as a running back. Williams son, DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
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, is a classmate and teammate of Watkins on the current Clemson team. He is the first Clemson freshman to make first-team All-ACC.

Watkins has 72 receptions for 1073 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has set ACC freshman records in all three categories and needs just 12 receiving yards in the ACC Championship game to set the Clemson single season record regardless of class.


Clemson Freshmen Who Have Made First-Team All-ACC

*Terry Allen, 1987, RB

Robert O’Neal, 1989, DB

Ronald Williams, 1990, RB

*Nelson Welch, 1991, PK

Anthony Simmons, 1995, LB

Sammy Watkins, 2011, WR

*Red-shirt

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