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2011 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 12 contests, making five starts ... recorded 31 tackles, including five for losses totaling 26 yards ... had three sacks (22 yards), five quarterback pressures, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection ... registered three tackles for losses against Colorado State and also posted two sacks in the game.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Accumulated 38 tackles (3.5 for losses), three sacks, six quarterback hurries and an interception ... played in every game and made his first career start at right end against Tulane ... registered his career-high six tackles at Houston ... had four stops in three games (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tulane, SMU) ... sacked the quarterback versus Memphis, Tulane and SMU ... returned an interception for 19 yards at New Mexico ... had multiple quarterback pressures twice (against UAPB and Rice).

2009 (FRESHMAN): Tallied four stops in two games ... top performance of the season came in the finale versus Marshall with three tackles, including a half tackle for loss.

2008: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated an area top-100 player by the Houston Chronicle ... All-District defensive end as a senior at Cypress Springs High School ... team co-captain as well ... in three years as a starter, he posted 122 tackles, 11 tackles for losses, three sacks, one forced fumble, one interception, four pass break-ups and five blocked kicks ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Robert Blackshear ... played basketball for two years as a prep ... honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Full name is Gregory Watkins, Jr. ... parents are Gregory, Sr. and Alana Watkins ... has two sisters ... born 1/13/89 (Atlanta, Ga.) ... Finance major.

Greg Watkins

Greg  Watkins


Katy, Texas

High School:
Cypress Springs HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235



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