Watkins posted 197 receiving yards for the Stallions in 2023, scoring the opening touchdown of the season.
In addition, he won the Championship with Birmingham on July 1st, on the exact same field he played on last night.
It’s excellent to see athletes such as Austin Watkins taking full advantage of their opportunities. Two other USFL alumni were featured in this game: OT Hunter Thedford, and Safety Lorenzo Burns (three tackles). Both played for the Cleveland Browns in this game.
Had it not been for the platform – and the national exposure – that the USFL provided him with, who knows if this opportunity would have come along.
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