Watkins to be honored in Lee County Hall of Fame class


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Watkins was college ready in football as a freshman
Watkins was college ready in football as a freshman

Former Clemson standout Sammy Watkins will be inducted into the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame class of 2016.

Watkins and four other inductees will be honored at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at the local Bell Tower Crowne Plaza.

Lee County comprises of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL area that Sammy Watkins grew up and was a stellar football player at South Fort Myers high school.

He is the all-time leading receiver in Lee County history with 133 catches for 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns. As a senior, he had 54 catches for 1,268 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a junior, he had 46 receptions for 1,192 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 33 catches for 537 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In track and field, he won the 2A state title in the 200 meters with a time of 21.11 seconds.

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