Tia Watkins

Tia Watkins
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015-2018
Other Experience: 2013-2014 (Baltimore Nighthawks)
Jersey Number: 44
Position: LB
Age: 37
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
High School: Centennial HS (MD)
College: Longwood University
Occupation: Mortgage LOA, Equity Prime Mortgage

Tia Watkins Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
Michael Jordan…he was an amazing athlete and always pushed himself to do unthinkable things.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Who is your female sports idol?
Laila Ali…she’s a winner, strong, beautiful, and most importantly, a good mother.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Ray Lewis…he was unstoppable and always did whatever it took to get to the ball. Always rising to the occasion, he was a great motivator and leader to his teammates.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Spending time with my kids, cooking, and group fitness.
What is your favorite movie?
The Lion King and The War Room.
What is your favorite TV show?
The Walking Dead.
What is your favorite travel location?
Jamaica Mon!
What is your favorite food?
Island Quizine’s Reggae Pasta or a juicy cheesesteak with the works!
What is your favorite song?
Intentional, by Travis Greene.
What is your favorite quote?
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Positive, competitive, strong.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
My number one daily goal and prayer is for others to be able to see Christ through me. I want to be a positive figure and to help make life better for others on a daily basis. As long as I have God, family, happiness, and love in my heart, I will be successful in all I do.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Basketball. In the second grade, I got a basketball for Christmas, and it was instantly my first love.
What is your favorite sports memory?
Having my whole family in the stands to witness and celebrate our 2016 national championship win in Pittsburgh. It was a priceless experience to share with all the people who love and support us.
How did you hear about women’s football?
My sister’s roommate plays for a team in North Carolina, and they came up to play Baltimore one weekend. After seeing it in person, I knew I had to be out there!
Why do you want to play women’s football?
I love football and showing that women can do anything men can do. I like overcoming stereotypes, and football is an amazing release to our daily stressors.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
“A team together can’t be beat, won’t be beat.”

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