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watson POSITION: DB CLASS: Senior MAJOR: Communication HOMETOWN: Round Rock, Texas FAVORITE FOOD: Pepperoni pizza FAVORITE BOOK: “Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny” by Hill Harper FAVORITE ATHLETE: Russell Westbrook FAVORITE WFU SPORTS MOMENT: “The first time stepping on a college football field my freshman year is my favorite moment. It was my first game against Presbyterian. It was while I was running through the gate. After seeing it and then actually doing it I was just like – ‘Wow, I’m finally here.’”

“Basically it’s an honor to have the coaches trust me to be on the field that many snaps,” Watson said. “ It just shows how hard I’ve worked to get to this position. To play over 100 snaps, you have to prepare your body for that, but it’s about the work I’ve put in. Now I’m in the training room early every Sunday after a game. I know I’m not 100 percent

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“THE ROLE THAT I HAVE NOW IS BASICALLY TO TAKE AND SHOW THE NEW GUYS WHAT THEY CAN DO. I TOOK A LOT FROM THE GUYS BEFORE ME, AND NOW IT’S PART OF WHO I AM TODAY.”

Monday night either, but I know I have to eat right and take care of my body because if I don’t I won’t be right the next week. “There’s ice after games because I tend to get a lot of bruises on my forearms during games. I use my arms a lot pressing receivers and battling for the ball, tackling guys and securing tackles. You get banged up. I have

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Gold Rush - August/September 2016  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.

Gold Rush - August/September 2016  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.