2016 Ben Watson Football Clinics

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Serve with Ben and ROAR to make Rock Hill a better place:
Join us as we not just show our support on the field but also off the field as we will be doing a service project on Friday, June 24th from 2:00pm-6:00pm  as we serve Richmond Drive Elementary School in helping with the exterior of the school. Help us as we serve shoulder to shoulder as we clean up the playground, help with the grounds, mulch, and so much more. Then after serving, for those who served that afternoon, we will have a hot dog cookout for free and then hear from inspiration words from Ben. We will start at 2:00pm but will need 50 volunteers to help us. Please email Ellen Brandt at EBrandt@wpcgo.com to reserve a spot!

 

What is the Ben Watson Football Clinics?

The Ben Watson Football  Clinic presented by ROAR Sports is a Saturday full of football, fun, and getting to know your local hero.

On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, you will be able to get to know Ben on a “professional” level. All times and ages are below but you will learn from Ben and some of his buddies about how to carry and run with a football, catch, and much more. You will be able to play a scrimmage at the end of your time. You must sign up at the ROAR Sports Website. Click on the Link at the bottom.

Check out Ben and Kirsten’s ministry called “One More”: http://www.thebenjaminwatson.com/foundation


2016 Football Clinics Dates

The Ben Watson Football Clinics are scheduled for June 25th and will be at the Rock Hill District 3 Stadium.

You can choose between two times for 2nd-5th Graders:
9:00am – 11:00am  (Check-In at 8:30am)

2:00pm – 4:00pm (Check in at 1:30pm)

In the clinic you will learn to properly carry, throw, catch, defend a football, and much more. This clinic is $15 and you get a SHIRT! Must be present to receive the shirt. Go to roarsports.org to register for this occasion.

District 3 Stadium is located at 211 South Cherry Road. There will be signs indication where to park!

2016 Middle School Combine

The Middle School Football Combine scheduled for June 25th and will be at the Rock Hill District 3 Stadium for grades 6th-8th graders. In the Combine you will compete again other in the following areas:

  • 40 yard dash

  • Star Drill

  • Passing

  • Punting

  • Target Throw

  • Vertical Leap

  • 20 yard shuttle

  • Long Jump

5:00pm – 7:00pm (Check-In at 4:30pm)

This clinic is $15 and you get a SHIRT! Must be present to receive. Go to roarsports.org to register for this great time

Who is Ben Watson?

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Benjamin Watson (born December 18, 1980) is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. Watson attended Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he caught 31 passes for 515 yards. The two-time All-Region selection and Northwestern HS Student of the Year led his team to the state championship in his junior season. He was also a member of his high school chapter of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

After attending Duke University as a freshman, he transferred to the University of Georgia where he majored in finance. After an all-SEC senior campaign, he was drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. As a Patriot, Benjamin was blessed to receive a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season as well as appear in another in 2007.

In the 2005 AFC Divisional Game against the Denver Broncos, he made perhaps one of the most notable plays in NFL history, when he tackled Denver cornerback Champ Bailey one yard short of what would be a 101-yard interception off Tom Brady. Bailey intercepted the pass one yard inside of the Patriot end zone and proceeded 100 yards before Watson, the only Patriot within ten yards of Bailey, hit Bailey violently, knocking both the ball and Bailey out at the Denver 1-yard line. This play is of note due to the fact that Watson was on the other side of the field when Bailey made the play. He had to sprint an estimated 120-yards, run through a referee and never gave up in the chase.

On March 12, 2010, he signed a three year deal with the Cleveland Browns reuniting him with former Patriots assistant coach, Eric Mangini. In the 2010 season, he led the Browns in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. On March 18, 2013, he agreed to terms on a three year contract with the New Orleans Saints and was named a team captain for the 2015-2016 season. In his 12th year in the NFL, Watson had a career season where he had a career bests in receptions (74) and yards (825), and tied his career high in touchdowns (six). On March 9, 2016, Benjamin Watson signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

Off the field, Benjamin stays busy with his foundation One More, his growing family, and the NFL Players Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee.  He is also an NFL Spokesman for the All Pro Dad Campaign. In 2015, Watson published his first book, “Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race- And Getting Free From The Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us”. He and his wife Kirsten and their five children currently reside in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Watson’s notable Achievements & Accolades Include:

2004 – Scored a 48 on his Wonderlic Test, tied for the 3rd highest score in NFL history

2005 – Super Bowl XXXIX Champion

2014 – Named one of CNN’s Most Extraordinary People of the Year

2015 – Bart Starr Award Finalist

2015 – Sports Impact Award winner at K-LOVE Fan Awards

2015 – New Orleans Saints NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee

2015 – NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award Nominee

2015 – NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominee

2015 – USA Today’s “Best Fantasy Draft Pick” Runner-Up

2016 – Bart Starr Award Finalist

2016 – NFL Walter Payton Man of Year Award Finalist

 

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