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Encyclopedia > Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson (born December 18, 1980) in Norfolk, Virginia is an American football player for the New England Patriots. He was the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft from the University of Georgia. He is best known for excellent speed and athletic ability, for a [[tight end]. In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... Georgia Bulldogs Football refers to the Georgia Bulldogs Football team, of the University of Georgia at Athens, Georgia. ...

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High school career

Watson attended Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina. As a senior, he caught 31 passes for 515 yards (16.61 yards per rec. avg), was an All-Area pick, All-Region selection, an All-State honoree, selected to play in the Shrine Bowl, and voted Student of the Year. As a junior, he was an All-Area pick, an All-region selection, led his team to the state championship, and voted Student of the Year. He was also a member of his high school chapter of The Fellowhip of Christian Athletes.


NFL career

Watson entered the league rumored to have scored a 41 on his Wonderlic Test, an achievement that projects to an IQ of 142.[1] He was on the injured list for almost his entire rookie season for the Patriots, playing in only one game. The Wonderlic Personnel Test (often referred to as Wunderlich) is an intelligence test primarily known for being administered to prospective players in the National Football League since the 1970s. ...


His two biggest plays of the 2005 season came in the playoffs. In one, during the Patriots' first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, on a third-down play that nearly forced the Patriots to punt, Watson broke free of one tackle to earn the first down; in all, Watson broke three tackles and outran five defenders, taking the ball 65 yards to score the touchdown. City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present...


Even more impressive, though, was his hit on Champ Bailey, another former Georgia Bulldog, during the Patriots' 2006 AFC Conference divisional game against Denver. Bailey intercepted a Tom Brady pass at the one-yard line, and ran it to the New England 1. Watson, running from the opposite corner of the field, forcefully tackled Bailey, who slowed down near the endzone. Bailey fumbled the ball (the hit was so hard that he was left dazed on the ground for several minutes), but the Broncos retained possession and scored on the next play. (Some analysts believe that the fumble should have been called a touchback, giving possession to New England, but the original call of a fumble out of bounds was not overturned when challenged by New England. Later, researchers from MIT determined that it was impossible for the ball not to have gone out of bounds.) Roland Champ Bailey (born June 22, 1978 in Folkston, Georgia) is an American football player, the starting cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In American football, a touchback is a play which occurs when the ball crosses into or through the end zone not in control of the team which put it into play. ...


Career Statistics (regular season only)

Year Receiving
Cat Yds Avg TD
2004 2 16 8.0 0
2005 29 441 15.2 4
Total 31 457 14.7 4

References

Pro-football-reference.com - Career stats[2]


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