Watkins, Brown Named TSN's Finest

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PROVO, Utah -- Previewing the 2005 season, The Sporting News has selected BYU receiver Todd Watkins as the No. 12 receiver in the nation. The magazine also named defensive lineman Manaia Brown as the 10th-ranked defensive end in the country.

Watkins, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior after posting a league-high 1,042 yards on the season. The San Diego native set the MWC single-season record, averaging 94.7 yards per contest. He was credited with 52 receptions and six touchdowns on the season. Watkins, named by Sports Illustrated as the nation's top deep threat, had touchdown receptions of 68, 69, 70 and 79 yards on the season.

During the preseason Collegefootballnews.com's Pete Fituak also named Watkins as the top "deep threat" in college football.

Brown, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound senior, earned All-Mountain West Conference honorable-mention honors last season after recording 26 tackles, including 12 solo tackles. Brown, a native of West Valley City, Utah, ranked third on the BYU roster with 9.0 tackles for a combined loss of 48 yards. Brown, who will help anchor an athletic and experienced defensive line this season, was credited with 4.5 sacks a year ago.

Written by BYU Athletic Media Relations

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