A tough, hard-nosed player who is expected to take over the starting fullback role in the fall ... served as the backup to Cory Jackson last season ... suffered a right knee injury during the second day of spring practice and is exptected to be out of action for six months ... hopes to return in Sept.
As a Sophomore (2009): Saw action as a fullback and special teams performer in all 12 games ... had his first career rush vs. Cal (9/5), toting the ball once for 3 yards ... had one catch for 2 yards vs. James Madison (9/12) ... rushed the ball once for 9 yards against Clemson (10/3) and once for 4 yards against Boston College (11/28).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Played in five games, including one start, at fullback ... saw his first career action vs. Wake Forest (10/18) and played in the next four games ... made his first career start, opening the game at fullback vs. Virginia Tech (11/6) due to Cory Jackson's knee injury ... caught his first career pass, an 11-yarder, vs. the Hokies.
As a Freshman (2007): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team offenive player of the week for his work leading up to the North Carolina game (11/3).
At Gwynn Park High School: A three-year letterwinner at fullback and tight end ... a second team all-state selection his senior year ... also earned second team all-county honors in 2006 ... was an effective blocker while also catching touchdowns from the tight end position ... also recruited by Connecticut, Temple, and Akron ... coached by Danny Hayes.
Personal: Parents are William and Kimberly Watson ... a family science major.