Limestone County duo prepare for Super Bowl LVIII
“I love having the support from my hometown,” Quez Watkins said. “It makes me want to come back home and give back, give back more.”
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Two players from Limestone County will be representing North Alabama in Super Bowl 57 on Sunday.
West Limestone High School alum Reed Blankenship and Athens High School alum Quez Watkins both play for the Philadelphia Eagles. Blankenship is a rookie safety who made the 53-man roster during training camp and Watkins is a third-year wide receiver that was drafted in the sixth round.
“It’s a respect thing,” Blankenship said. “Coming from Athens and West Limestone, it’s hard to get places like this, but we knew how much work we had to put in. It’s cool to be on the same team and from the same area. My dad and his mom work together in Decatur. So, it’s pretty cool and it’s a respect thing.”
“I love having the support from my hometown,” Watkins said. “It makes me want to come back home and give back, give back more.”
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