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#80 Lansford Watson
Position: 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 Rivals.com .... the No. 8-ranked tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... 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
ReceivingG-GSRecYdsAvgTDLP

2008 13-11011511.5132

2009 10-07669.4016

Total23-11718110.6132


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