Kansas City Chiefs’ Sammy Watkins: Wife, Children, Family & Facts

Published Date: 13 May, 2020 Updated date: 13 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

It was his favorite childhood football team the Buffalo Bills, where Sammy Watkins began his NFL career. Already an NFL star, he now relishes a married life with wife and two daughters.

Sammy Watkins is an American football wide receiver, who plays for the NFL side Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Clemson University for three seasons.

Sammy Watkins Wiki & Family

Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV was born on 14 June 1993 in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. He is the son of Sammy Watkins III and Nicole McMiller. His father played high school football at Cypress Lake in Fort Myers. Meanwhile, his mother worked in accounting for Radio, and TV. His half-brother Jaylen Watkins is a football safety for the NFL team, Houston Texans.


Sammy Watkins shares a picture with his mother Nicole on the occasion of the Mother’s Day 2020 (Sammy’s Instagram)

Sammy’s parents were divorced and his mother later remarried James McMiller. He has a stepbrother Jari McMiller, and two stepsisters; Markesha and Mykelah McMiller.

Watkins attended South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida, where he was involved in football, basketball, and track & field. He was recruited by dozens of schools but he committed to Clemson University in November 2010. There, he played college football for three seasons from 2011 to 2013.

His NFL Career

The Buffalo Bills drafted Sammy in the first round as the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Later, he signed a four-year contract, worth $19.94 million, with a $12.8 million signing bonus on 28 May 2014. There, he was ranked 96th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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Watkins played for three seasons for the Bills and was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for E. J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round draft pick in August 2017.


Sammy Watkins plays for the NFL team the Kansas City Chiefs (Sammy’s Instagram)

After playing for a season, Watkins signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, worth $48 million in March 2018. He made his Chiefs debut against the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2018 season opener game.

Shares Two Children With Wife

The 26-year-old is now a married man. He and his wife Tala Watkins have been together since 2014. After dating for several years, the duo eventually tied the wedding knot on 31 March 2018 at the Coconut Point Resort Spa in Florida. The R&B singer Tank and the rapper Plie performed at their wedding. The duo recently marked their second wedding anniversary on 31 March 2020.


Sammy Watkins shares two daughters with his girlfriend-turned-wifeTala Watkins (Sammy’s Instagram)

Sammy and Tala were already parents to two daughters before their marriage. Their first daughter is Samiah and later they welcomed another daughter named Azaria.

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Some Interesting Facts About Sammy Watkins

  • While at the high school, Sammy became the all-time leading receiver in the history of Lee County with 133 catches for 2,997 yards and 36 touchdowns.
  • He suffered an injury after breaking a small bone in his foot in May 2016.
  • His mother is a graduate of Southwest Florida College, who is now is involved in marketing for the T-shirt and clothing line of her son Sammy.
  • His stepbrother Jari was arrested on racketeering charges and being a member of the notorious Lake Boyz gang in January 2017. He was released after Sammy posted a $1 million bond in June 2017.
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