Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Lincoln HS


A big, athletic fourth-year player who is expected to compete for a starting tight-end role ... can play both Y and F positions ... has good hands.

As a Sophomore (2009): Saw action as a reserve tight end in 10 of 12 games ... caught two passes for 25 yards in the season opener vs. Cal (9/5) ... did not see action vs. James Madison (9/12) ... had a season-best three receptions for 20 yards vs. Rutgers (9/26) ... missed the Duke game (10/24) with an injury ... played as a reserve TE vs. NC State (11/7) ... had one catch for 14 yards vs. FSU (11/21) ... a preseason fourth team all-league choice by Phil Steele's preview.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Played in all 13 games, including one start ... made his Maryland debut vs. Delaware (8/30) ... notched his first career reception, an acrobatic 29-yard catch on a pass from QB Chris Turner, during the fourth quarter against MTSU (9/6) ... recorded three catches for 23 yards vs. Cal (9/13) ... made his first career start against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... had a career-long reception of 32 yards vs. FSU (11/22) ... posted a career-high five receptions for 31 yards vs. Boston College (11/29).

As a Freshman (2007): Redshirt season.

At Lincoln High School: A two-year starter, playing mostly at wide receiver while seeing action at linebacker ... a SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American ... ranked No. 3 nationally among tight ends by PrepStar ... the 24th-ranked wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... ranked No. 2 on SuperPrep's New York 15 ... also the second-ranked overall prospect in the state of New York by .... the No. 8-ranked tight end prospect in the nation by ... selected to play in the 2007 U.S. Army Bowl ... had 18 receptions for 521 yards in just three games as a senior ... season was cut short by a broken foot ... his junior season he recorded 53 catches for 850 yards scoring 11 touchdowns, as well as making 18 tackles and grabbing an interception... earned all-state, all-city and selected to the Brooklyn 44 after his junior season ... posted 21 receptions for 561 yards with two TDs as a sophomore ... also recruited by Miami, North Carolina, Rutgers, Penn State, Florida State and Pittsburgh... coached by Shawn O'Conner.

Personal: Mother is Claudette Watson ... majoring in American studies ... interested in a career in broadcast journalism.

Watson's Career Statistics

2008 13-11011511.5132

2009 10-07669.4016


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