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Danny William Watkins (born November 6, 1984) is a Canadian offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was drafted fourth overall by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in the 2010 CFL Draft, but played out his last year at Baylor University, the 2010 season. Watkins' father, Todd, is a road grater. In high school, Watkins played rugby and hockey as a defender, but became the "designated goon" because of his size. He became a junior firefighter when he was 16 after visiting the West Kelowna Fire and Rescue firestation. Watkins enrolled at Butte College to study fire sciences in order to become a firefighter after a year as a junior firefighter. The school's football coach recruited him to play for their football team, at the age of 22. He played football at Butte from 2007−2008, helping them to a perfect 11−0 record in 2008.