Duke Football BIO
17 Tyree Watkins
2011: Reserve wide receiver ... experienced a good spring practice session ... physical receiver with ability to catch passes in traffic ... possesses the strongest hands among Duke's receivers ... in the annual Spring Game, caught six passes for 67 yards including the game-winning 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Boone ... among Duke's wide receivers, ranked second in the bench press (315 lbs.) and third in the power clean lift (258 lbs.) in the program's post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation.
2010: Played in all 12 games ... caught seven passes for 34 yards ... had two receptions in games against Miami, Virginia and Boston College ... on the field for 168 snaps.
2009: Played in the first four games of the season before suffering season-ending knee injury and was granted a hardship waiver ... caught seven passes for 48 yards ... had season-bests of three receptions and 31 receiving yards against Richmond.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Camden under Thomas Hanson ... charted as the 64th-best wide receiver in the nation and the 15th-top overall prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com ... tabbed the 100th-best wide receiver in the country by Scout.com ... logged 28 receptions for 419 yards and four TDs as a senior ... added 336 punt return yards and one kickoff return for a TD during senior campaign ... All-South Jersey selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... All-Northeast Region pick by SuperPrep ... as a junior, had 70 receptions for 989 yards and 13 TD s ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Son of Katrina Watkins and Brad Butler ... born September 10, 1991 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education.