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Tony Watkins
Tony  Watkins


Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Central Dauphin

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 165


2004: Expected to again anchor one side of Villanova's defensive back wall ... Combines good ball skills and speed ... Comfortable marking dangerous foes in the corner ... Handles the ball well in his own end ... Will be used in the offensive area on corner kicks.

2003: Emerged as a steady defender and regular in the starting lineup ... Used his size to an advantage and was under control ... Made 18 starts and appeared in 19 games ... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2002: Made his collegiate debut by appearing in 12 games, including eight starts ... Generated five shots on goal, though he was mostly used in a defensive role.

2001: He was injured in preseason practice and was granted a medical redshirt.

PERSONAL: Born 11/15/83 in New York, N.Y. ... stands 6-3 and weighs 175 pounds ... Parents are Wilson and Francella Watkins ... Has two older sisters, Michelle (35) and Vanessa (27) ... A Finance major who minors in Spanish ... Earned four letters as a soccer standout at Central Dauphin High School while working in the midfield and on defense ... Chose Villanova for its combination of athletics and academics.