leaving a legacy beyond the football field
About Benjamin Watson
Benjamin’s journey to football greatness was extraordinary. He excelled in high school and earned a spot at Duke University before transferring to the University of Georgia, where he earned accolades as an NCAA preseason All-American and an All-SEC selection. Picked 32nd overall by the New England Patriots, Benjamin’s speed and skill made him a standout in the NFL. During the 2005-2006 playoffs, his pivotal touchdown denial left a lasting impact. It was a defining moment that highlighted his unwavering determination and showcased the true magnitude of his talent.
After winning the Super Bowl in his rookie year, Benjamin went on to have five more successful seasons with the Patriots. He went on to be a pivotal player for the Cleveland Browns, leading the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. Benjamin’s remarkable 16-year career, characterized by tenures with the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints, was capped with a final season with the New England Patriots. Throughout his NFL career, he amassed over 6,000 yards, 547 receptions, and earned legendary status in the game.
Today, Benjamin continues his love for the sport as a college football studio analyst for the SEC Network, offering fans unique insights drawn from his vast experience on and off the field.
Benjamin’s passion for football mirrors his passion for giving back. Recognizing the abundance of blessings in their lives, Benjamin and his wife, Kirsten, started The Watson 7 Foundation. Together, they are committed to creating charitable initiatives, cultivating meaningful partnerships, and channeling their passion to strengthen families. Benjamin also collaborates with International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization at the forefront of the battle against sex trafficking. Together, they join forces on various events and projects.
Watson’s passion for giving back is evident in The Watson Seven Foundation, a nonprofit he founded with his wife, Kirsten. The foundation exists to strengthen families by enriching marriages and equipping parents so they are empowered with opportunities to thrive and impact their community.
Watson’s eloquence extends to the written word as well. He authored Under Our Skin, a deeply insightful exploration of racial tensions in America, and The New Dad’s Playbook, a practical guide for new fathers. In his newest book, The New Fight for Life, Watson reveals how we can create a culture where abortion is both unthinkable and unnecessary by relentlessly pursuing a more just world—for everyone.