Austin Watkins Jr. Biography
Austin Watkins Jr. is a famous American football player who is presently playing as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles. Austin was a college football player at UAB. Watkins has also been a member of the Birmingham Stallions, Memphis Showboats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers.
Austin Watkins Jr. Age
Austin Watkins Jr. was born in Fort Myers, Florida, United States on February 16, 1998, and currently he is 25 years of age.
Austin Watkins Jr. Height
Watkins stands at a moderate stature of 6 feet 3 inches (Approximately 1.9 m).
Austin Watkins Jr. Family
He was born and nurtured in Fort Myers, Florida, United States by his supportive and protective parents. Austin has not publicized any information concerning his father, mother, and siblings in the public eye due to his mysterious nature therefore these details will be updated as soon as Austin does.
Austin is the cousin of Super Bowl LII champion, Jaylen Watkins and Super Bowl LIV champion and NFL wide receiver, Sammy Watkins. Austin’s younger cousin, Winston Watkins Jr., is committed to playing in the class of 2025 for the University of Colorado.
Austin Watkins Jr. Wife
Watkins is not only a renowned footballer but also a secretive person who has managed to keep information regarding his love affairs from the public thus these details will be updated as soon as the wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles does.
Austin Watkins Jr. Education
He schooled at North Fort Myers High School.
Austin Watkins Jr. Salary
Austin receives an annual salary of $816,667.
Austin Watkins Jr. Net Worth
Watkins has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.
Austin Watkins Jr. Career
Austin commenced his collegiate career at Dodge City Community College. He caught 38 passes for one touchdown and 376 yards as a freshman and after his sophomore, he committed to transfer to UAB. As a sophomore, Austin had 24 receptions for 330 yards with four touchdowns.
In his first season with the Blazers, he played in four games before deciding to redshirt the year. While Austin was going into his redshirt junior season he became a starter and after catching 57 passes for six touchdowns and 1,092 yards he was named second-team All-Conference USA. As a redshirt senior, after completing the season with 34 receptions for 468 yards with three touchdowns Austin was named first-team All-Conference USA.
On May 13, 2021, Austin signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. On August 17, 2021, Austin was waived/injured and placed on injured reserve and on August 25 he was released. On November 3, 2021, Austin was re-signed to the 49ers practice squad and on November 23 he was released.
Austin signed a reserve/future contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 31, 2022, and on May 16 he was waived. On August 7, 2022, Austin signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Having spent the whole of his period with the club on the practice roster Austin was released on August 18, 2022 by the Riders.
On October 22, 2022, Austin signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League (USFL). Austin and all other Tampa Bay Bandits players were all moved to the Memphis Showboats after it was disclosed that the Showboats were joining the league and that the Bandits were taking a break.
On January 11, 2023, Austin was traded to the Birmingham Stallions. On July 22, 2023, Watkins was released from his contract on, to sign with an NFL team. Austin signed with the Cleveland Browns on July 22, 2023. In 2023 Austin led the Browns in receiving yards in each of their first three preseason games. On August 29, 2023, Austin was waived and re-signed to the practice squad. Austin signed a reserve/future contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on January 18, 2024.