August 31, 2009

No. 6 - Danny Watkins

With the season drawing near, we are counting down the 20 most important players on the 2009 Baylor football team. Each member of the SicEmSports staff turned in a ballot of their top players in the program, basing their decisions on pure talent and how important their play this year will be to the Baylor program. Opinions differed and some great players were left just outside the cut, but at the end of the day, these were the 20 Bears at the top.

6. Danny Watkins
Position: Left Tackle
Year: Junior
2008 JuCo All-American First-Team
2008 All-California Region I First-Team
2008 All-NorCal Conference First-Team
Highest Ranking: 3
Lowest Ranking: 8

Bio: One year ago today, Danny Watkins had never even heard of the Big 12 - much less the Baylor Bears. A native Canadian, the hockey-playing, firefighting Canuck had enrolled in Butte fire science program to advance his dream of one day being a fire chief. After being coaxed by the Butte coaches to try out football, however, Watkins was hooked.

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