Watson to forgo senior season


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Pos: DT   Height: 6-4   Weight: 290   Hometown: Wilmington, DE (John Dickinson HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2014

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced after practice on Wednesday that redshirt junior defensive tackle tackle Josh WatsonJosh Watson
RS Jr. Defensive Tackle
#91 6-4, 285
Wilmington, DE

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will not be back for his senior season even though Swinney would like to see him return. Watson will graduate in December, and Swinney asked Watson if he would like to be honored as a senior on Saturday but he declined.

Swinney said that Watson will turn 24 in February after spending a year in prep school and a year redshirting at Clemson. Watson feels like it is time to take his game to the next level, but will have to have back surgery after the season is over.

This season Watson has 34 tackles and 1 sack and had 54.5 tackles and 3 sacks in 13 games last season. The 54.5 tackles led all defensive linemen for the Tigers.

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spacer Football Player Update: Watson will not return for senior season
TigerNet News
spacer Atleast he has a degree
Tiger6060
spacer If he is a redshirt JR
rbrugger
spacer He was offered the chance and turned it down***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Atleast he has a degree
lightbulbbill®
spacer Good Luck to You and Thank You
Country Gentleman®
spacer Didn't see this coming.. but considering he's 24
JD404®
spacer I'd also be fine with him being honored as a senior
JD404®
spacer Re: I'd also be fine with him being honored as a senior
Dugatiger®
spacer Another scholarship
Purple_Panther
spacer Re: Another scholarship
clemsonalum05
spacer Re: Another scholarship
JD404®
spacer Considering the guys in front of him on the depth chart
JD404®
spacer Backup is the wrong word, maybe. More like rotating starter***
JD404®
spacer I think he's 2nd on the team in snaps at DT***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Another scholarship
Dugatiger®
spacer Not many 25 year olds get drafted
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Not many 25 year olds get drafted
Dugatiger®
spacer I wonder what the next level is in his mind. Submit
NortherTiger
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Watson will not return for senior season
TigerFan46
spacer He would make an interesting 3-4 end***
drewtigeralum03®
spacer He's a solid player and was rated very highly coming into CU
JD404®
spacer DT, sorry***
JD404®
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Watson will not return for senior season
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Watson will not return for senior season
martelapts
spacer Wonder why he doesn't want to be honored on Saturday?***
WolfMan2
spacer I respect him for that. He is not a senior, so I figure he
tigertrain®
spacer Wait a minute...
Flying Tiger®
spacer The need for back surgery explains his lack of production
CUEngGrad93
spacer With the state of healthcare/insurance maybe he wants the
DMDRanch
spacer Thanks for being an awesome Tiger! Good luck!***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Watson will not return for senior season
KentuckyTiger26
spacer Good Luck Watson and GOD BLESS!!
Prime T. Tiger
spacer He'll Do Great!
Voiceofreason22®
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