Sunday, August 23, 2015

1974 Profile: Larry Watkins

Running Back
No. 36
Alcorn A & M
"Watkins enjoyed his finest season in professional football in 1973. Traded to the Bills by Philadelphia in August 1973 in exchange for linebacker Dick Cunningham, he became Buffalo's number three rusher. Larry started 10 games for the Bills and wound up with 414 yards on 98 carries. His best game was against New England at Foxboro- 105 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
Sometimes a starter during his three years with Philadelphia, Larry totaled 456 yards on 134 carries for the Eagles for the 1970-71-72 seasons. He joined the Eagles in a 1970 trade with Detroit after making the 1969 Lions as a free agent.
Watkins was a three-year letterman at Alcorn and co-captain of the gridders as a senior. He played in the Orange Blossom Classic.
He majored in social sciences and has taught in the Camden, New Jersey school system during the off-season."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

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