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Robert Watts
Robert Watts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Calif.

High School:
Paraclete HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 234

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
02/16/1982

Experience:
3L

• 2003 All-Sun Belt Conference (second team)

Quickly: The leader of the Aggie defense... His 25 total career starts are second among active players, behind only Ronald Tupea.

2003 (Jr.): Earned second-team all-Sun Belt Conference honors... Named the team's most outstanding linebacker... Earned the team's Golden Helmet award as its hardest hitter... Served as a team captain... Was the second-leading tackler in the Sun Belt Conference with 118 stops... Had five games with at least 10 tackles, including 17 against Troy State... Had 16 tackles at Utah, while adding 15 at Idaho, 14 at New Mexico State, and 10 at Nebraska... Had five tackles for loss, including two sacks... Recorded an interception against Arkansas State... Recovered two fumbles, while forcing one other.

2002 (So.): Named the team's top linebacker... Earned USU's most outstanding sophomore as well... Finished second on the team in tackles with 85... Tied for team lead with 8.5 tackles for loss... Was third on team with two sacks... Broke up two pases on the year... Forced a fumble against Nebraska and recovered one against Louisiana-Monroe... Had 11 tackles in consecutive games against BYU and New Mexico... Recorded at least six tackles in nine of 11 games on the year and had nine stops against Nebraska, New Mexico State and Middle Tennessee.

2001 (Fr.): Started four games in place of Tony Newson... Saw plenty of action as a backup in the other games... Made 28 tackles, including one for loss... Recovered one fumble as well... Had a season-high five tackles at LSU... Recorded at least three tackles in seven games... Shared the team's top freshman of the year award with Ronald Tupea.

2000 (RS): Redshirted his first year at Utah State... Was named the team's defensive scout MVP.

High School: Was named the defensive MVP of the CIF as well as the defensive MVP of his league... Was an all-valley first-team selection as well as an all-Los Angeles Times first-team pick his senior year... Was named to the Gridiron Great Team... As a senior he recorded 109 tackles, including 43 solo stops... Also added five sacks and had two interceptions... Recorded more than 200 tackles in his prep career, while also recording 15 career sacks and five career interceptions... Also played basketball and baseball.

Personal: Born Feb. 16, 1982 in Lancaster, Calif... Undecided on major... Hobbies include all sports... Parents are Joe and Bridget Watts... Has two brothers and one sister.

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