Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Things to Know: WR Justin Watson

Get to know the latest Ivy League addition to the Bucs.

1. He's decorated.He was a finalist for Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year from 2015-2017. He was also named a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award during both his junior and senior seasons as one of the FCS's top players. He holds multiple Ivy League records including most 100-yard games (19), most consecutive games with a receiving touchdown (10), most consecutive games with a reception (40) and ranks second in conference history in receiving yards.2. He's ingrained in the UPenn record books.
He's the all-time career receiving leader at Penn with a career total of 3,777 yards. He also ranks first in career receptions (286), receiving touchdowns (33) and all-purpose yards (4,1116). He set the single-season record for receptions with 89 during his senior year, racking up 1,115 yards and scoring eight touchdowns off those receptions. UPenn won the Ivy League title twice in three years with Watson on the team. Watson also graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, as if his on-field accolades weren't enough.3. He tested off the charts.At his pro day, Watson ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, which would have tied him for fifth among all wide receivers at the Combine. His 40-inch vertical? That would have tied D.J. Chark at LSU for the top performance among the group as well.4. He's family-oriented.His older brother, Tommy, has cerebral palsy and as a result, does not walk or talk. What he does do is serve as motivation for his younger brother, Justin, who says he draws his inspiration from Tommy both on and off the football field.5. His highlights are just getting started.Watson caught a 34-yard pass from quarterback Josh Allen at the Senior Bowl this year, which along with his pro day, greatly improved his draft stock.

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