Friday, October 28, 2011

Sammy’s YAC

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And when Sammy Watkins YACs, he doesn’t fool around...
Recently, ESPN's Stats & Information charted how successful Watkins is after he catches the ball -- Yards After Catch (YAC).  


Turns out , 63.1% of his yards come after the catch. In fact, Watkins has more yards after the catch than any other player on Clemson has receiving yards this season, including two games in which he gained over 100 yards after the catch. 


Sammy’s 2011 stats: 
Receptions: 54 
Yards: 819 
YAC: 517 
YAC PG: 64.6 
YAC per reception: 9.6 


Overall, Watkins has 109 more yards after the catch than any other player on a team ranked in the top 15 of the BCS standings. 
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Most Yards After the Catch for the top 15 receivers in the BCS standings: 
Sammy Watkins, Clemson: 517 
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma: 408 
Joe Adams, Arkansas: 337 
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State: 305 
B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State: 292 


ESPN's Stats & Info also calculated that Watkins averages 34.6 yards per touchdown reception and all nine of his touchdowns have been on receptions of at least 10 yards. Watkins has more 10-plus yard touchdowns than any other player in the country and one more 10-plus yard touchdowns than all of the other Clemson receivers combined. 


FBS leaders in touchdown receptions of 10+ yards 
Sammy Watkins, Clemson: 9
Marvin McNutt, Iowa: 8 
Kendall Wright, Baylor: 8 
Chris Givens, Wake Forest: 8
Other than that, he’s not that good...
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