Kendell Watkins

Kendell Watkins
No. 83
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-03-08) March 8, 1973
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Provine (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 8
Receiving TDs: 0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Kendell Mario Watkins (born March 8, 1973 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (59th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State University.

Early years

At Provine High School, he received all-district, all-metro and second-team all-state honors as a senior. He played tight end, linebacker and defensive end.

He accepted a scholarship from Mississippi State University. As a senior tight end, although he only had five receptions for 66 yards, he accounted for 44 knockdown blocks. He played in the Senior Bowl.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)

Watkins was selected in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, to be the team's blocking tight end.[1] Even as a rookie he was one of the biggest tight ends in the NFL, and contributed with his blocking en route to winning Super Bowl XXX.

He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 1996 preseason and was placed on the injured reserve list.[2] In 1997 the team released him in a controversial move.[3]

Denver Broncos

In 1998, he signed with the Denver Broncos after being out of football for a year.[4] The team ended up trading him back to the Dallas Cowboys during the preseason, in exchange for a fifth round draft choice.[5]

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)

The Dallas Cowboys released Watkins before the 1998 season started, after claiming tight end Hayward Clay off waivers.


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