Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson can’t remember a younger person ever receiving an honor like the one just bestowed on Sammy Watkins.
Watkins, 21, was given the key to the city at the Southwest Florida Sports Banquet n’ Ball on Friday night in an event sponsored by The James Brunson Youth Development Foundation.
“It’s one of the biggest things I’ve earned in my life,” Watkins told the Fort Myers News-Press. “It’s great to have the support of this whole foundation and it’s great to be part of it.”
The fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Watkins was among several athletes honored, including boxer Tiara Brown, Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year; former NFL player Warren Williams, Humanitarian Award; former NFL player Anthony Henry, Lifetime Achievement Award; former NFL player Earnest Graham, Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year; and college basketball star Teddy Dupay and former NFL player Ed Gant, Athletic Achievement Award.
Watkins plans to depart his native Fort Myers and travel to Buffalo on Tuesday. The Bills open training camp on July 20 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.
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