CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins, who grew up right down the road from Charlotte, N.C., made his NFL debut in front of friends and family as the Carolina Panthers beat Watkins and the Houston Texans, 27-17, on Wednesday at Bank of America Stadium.
Watkins also got to play in front of the many Clemson fans that made the two-hour journey up I-85 to Charlotte to watch the game. In all, five former Clemson players played in the game, including four from the Texans.
Watkins, who had three tackles in the game, also got the opportunity to play next to his best friend, D.J. Reader, on the defensive line.
Watch Watkins conversation with the media on TCITV:
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