National Alliance of African-American Athletes


The National Alliance of African American Athletes (NAAAA)

Invites you to join us at our 28th Annual Franklin D. Watkins Award 2019 ceremony honoring the nation's top African American male high school scholar-athlete

​The six finalists in alphabetical order are:
 Jaylen Coleman,  Nicolas Cross, Nakobe Dean, 

Aeneas DiCosmo, Elijah Higgins,  Roschon Johnson, 

Click here to see scholar-athlete stats

Quincy Patterson II

Virginia Tech University bound

 Eric Solorio Academy

Chicago, IL will represent the    2018 Franklin D. Watkins Class.

Quincy Patterson II Video Spotlight​

Quincy at 6'4", 236 pounds has a 4.7 GPA

 Franklin D. Watkins Award Class of 2018


VIP Welcome Reception

Friday, March 8th 2019, 7 p.m.

Red Carpet

Saturday, March 9th 2019. 4-6 p.m.

Watkins Award Gala

(A Black-Tie Affair)

Saturday, March 9th 2019,  7 p.m.

Hilton Crystal City

2399 Jefferson Davis hwy, Arlington VA

Dwayne Haskins, 2016 Franklin D. Watkins and 2018 Heisman Candidate has declared for the 2019 NFL draft. The NAAAA family wishes Dewayne and family continued success!