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Eagles select former Canadian firefighter Danny Watkins

04.28.11 at 10:38 pm ET

The Eagles selected one of the more interesting players in Danny Watkins 23rd overall Thursday.

Watkins, 26, had never planned on playing football. He was a Canadian firefighter who had gone to Butte junior college to pursue a fire sciences degree. While there, he was talked into playing football for the first time in his life, and after transferring to Baylor became a top prospect. His favorite sports franchise is the Vancouver Canucks. Here’s a story we did on him him from the combine.

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