11 - Zach Watkins
Zach Watkins
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius
Position: WR

2011:  First team All-PFL wide receiver...finished as Butler's all-time leading pass receiver with 254 career receptions for 2,994 career yards...starter in all 11 games...led the Bulldogs and finished second in the PFL in receptions (80)...topped Butler and placed second in the league in receiving yards (1,044)...set Butler single season records for both receptions and receiving yards...became just the second player in Butler football history to compile more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season...ranked ninth in the NCAA Division I FCS in receptions and 11th in receiving yards...posted the second-highest single game total in Butler history with a career-high 14 receptions at Morehead State...had a season-high 180 receiving yards at Morehead State...caught eight passes for 155 yards at Campbell...had 136 yards on nine receptions at Indiana State.

2010:  Second team All-PFL wide receiver...starter in all 11 games...led the Bulldogs and ranked sixth in the PFL in receiving yards...topped Butler and tied for second in the league in receptions...posted the fourth-highest season total for receptions (68) in Butler football history...finished fourth on the team in scoring...had at least two receptions in all 11 Butler games...caught a season-high nine passes against Taylor and Jacksonville...had eight catches each against Morehead State, Valparaiso and Drake...posted a season-high 118 receiving yards against Morehead State...had a season-long 45-yard reception against Morehead State...caught touchdown passes against Albion, Taylor and Drake.

2009:  First team All-PFL wide receiver...led the PFL in receptions (78) and finished fourth in the league in receiving yards (918)...set a Butler single season record for receptions...posted the fourth-highest single season total for receiving yards in Butler history...starter in all 12 games...led the Bulldogs in receiving and tied for the team lead in scoring...tied for fifth in the PFL in scoring with 10 touchdowns...matched the second-highest single game total for receptions in Butler history with 13 catches (for 130 yards and two touchdowns) against Morehead State...posted the fifth-highest single game total for receiving yards in Butler history with a career-high 183 yards (on seven catches) against Albion...had three touchdown receptions and a season-long 62-yard catch at Albion...caught 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Butler’s title-clinching victory over Drake...had at least two receptions in each of Butler’s 12 games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2008:  Played in eight games...finished fourth on the team in receptions and receiving yards...had the team’s longest reception with a 63-yard catch against Dayton...had a season-high seven receptions against both Jacksonville and Davidson...caught five passes for a season-high 100 yards against Dayton.

Personal:  Psychology major...born 4/26/90...son of Steven and Jocelyn Watkins.

High School:  Two-way starter as a wide receiver and free safety at St. Ignatius High School...earned All-Catholic League recognition...high school team’s MVP...caught 32 passes for 860 yards (23.2 ypr) and seven touchdowns...recorded 118 tackles and four pass interceptions for 178 yards...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach:  Tony Harris.