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Dekoda Watson
LB #56
Height:
6-2
Weight:
240
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Aiken, SC
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 112 89 23 3 0 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2014 JAC 4 6 1 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 15 42 33 9 2 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 TB 16 10 8 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 TB 14 23 21 2 1 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 TB 15 31 26 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round (217th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month Award for November 2012 when he registered blocked a punt, which was returned for a Buccaneers touchdown, recovered a special teams fumble that led to a Buccaneers touchdown, and made two special teams tackles, all occurring in Tampa Bay's three wins in the month.
  • Appeared in 15 games as a rookie in 2010, posting 19 special teams tackles, the highest total by a Bucs rookie since defensive back Dwight Smith posted 21 in 2001.
  • Totaled 17 tackles and two passes defensed as a rookie.
  • Notched first career blocked punt, which was recovered by Buccaneers and returned 29 yards for a touchdown vs. San Diego (11/11/12).
  • Scored first career touchdown vs. Dallas (12/17/11) on a seven-yard fumble return.
  • Recorded first career sack vs. Atlanta (9/25/11).
  • Made first career start vs. Carolina (11/14/10).

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led Buccaneers with seven special teams tackles, two special teams fumble recoveries and two blocked punts.
  • Became one of only three players since 2007 to block more than one punt in a single season (Bryan Braman, Houston, 2012; Charles Tillman, Chicago, 2007).
  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month Award for November when he registered blocked a punt, which was returned for a Buccaneers touchdown, recovered a special teams fumble that led to a Buccaneers touchdown, and made two special teams tackles, all occurring in Tampa Bay's three wins in the month.
  • Played in season opener vs. Carolina (9/9) and helped Buccaneers defense tie a franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game (10).
  • Played in a reserve role at the New York Giants (9/16), recording one tackle on defense and two on special teams.
  • Posted first career punt block vs. San Diego (11/11). Ball was recovered by teammate Adam Hayward and returned 29 yards for a touchdown. Also recorded two special teams tackles.
  • Recovered special teams fumble in win at Carolina (11/18).
  • Notched one tackle at Denver (12/2).
  • Recovered special teams fumble vs. Philadelphia (12/9) at Eagles 5-yard line to set up Buccaneers touchdown.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round (217th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month Award for November 2012 when he registered blocked a punt, which was returned for a Buccaneers touchdown, recovered a special teams fumble that led to a Buccaneers touchdown, and made two special teams tackles, all occurring in Tampa Bay's three wins in the month.
  • Appeared in 15 games as a rookie in 2010, posting 19 special teams tackles, the highest total by a Bucs rookie since defensive back Dwight Smith posted 21 in 2001.
  • Totaled 17 tackles and two passes defensed as a rookie.
  • Notched first career blocked punt, which was recovered by Buccaneers and returned 29 yards for a touchdown vs. San Diego (11/11/12).
  • Scored first career touchdown vs. Dallas (12/17/11) on a seven-yard fumble return.
  • Recorded first career sack vs. Atlanta (9/25/11).
  • Made first career start vs. Carolina (11/14/10).

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led Buccaneers with seven special teams tackles, two special teams fumble recoveries and two blocked punts.
  • Became one of only three players since 2007 to block more than one punt in a single season (Bryan Braman, Houston, 2012; Charles Tillman, Chicago, 2007).
  • Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month Award for November when he registered blocked a punt, which was returned for a Buccaneers touchdown, recovered a special teams fumble that led to a Buccaneers touchdown, and made two special teams tackles, all occurring in Tampa Bay's three wins in the month.
  • Played in season opener vs. Carolina (9/9) and helped Buccaneers defense tie a franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game (10).
  • Played in a reserve role at the New York Giants (9/16), recording one tackle on defense and two on special teams.
  • Posted first career punt block vs. San Diego (11/11). Ball was recovered by teammate Adam Hayward and returned 29 yards for a touchdown. Also recorded two special teams tackles.
  • Recovered special teams fumble in win at Carolina (11/18).
  • Notched one tackle at Denver (12/2).
  • Recovered special teams fumble vs. Philadelphia (12/9) at Eagles 5-yard line to set up Buccaneers touchdown.