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#83 Deon Watson
Position: TE
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 222
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
High School: Coeur d'Alene High School
Major: Nutrition
Experience: 2 Letters
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Moved from receiver to tight end in spring of 2015.

2014: Was Vandals’ third leading receiver with 37 receptions for 343 yards ... averaged 9.3 yards per catch and had a long reception of 32 yards ... also scored one TD and one two-point conversion.

2013: Played in all 12 games and started 10 ... had 24 receptions for 279 yards and one touchdown ... best game was five catches for 33 yards vs. Temple.

2012: Redshirted.

High school: First-team all-state receiver and second-team all-state as a defensive end as  senior … first-team Inland Empire receiver as a senior … during senior season, caught 54 passes for 931 yards and 13 touchdowns … averaged 17.2 yards per catch … set Coeur d’Alene records for career receptions (93), receiving yards (1,513) and touchdowns (19) … defensively in two seasons, had 23 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks … father, Deon, is Idaho’s career rebounding record holder and still ranks second in career blocked shots.

Personal: Son of Anna and Deon Watson ... born July 24, 1994 ... dad was a standout basketball player for the Vandals.

Career bests

Receptions: 7 (at Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 6, 2014). Yards: 87 (at Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 6, 2014). Touchdowns: 1, twice (vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 6, 2014, and vs. Texas State, Nov. 2, 2009). Long: 39 (at Arkansas State, Oct. 12, 2013). Two-point conversion: Scored on a two-point conversion at Georgia Southern, Oct. 11, 2014.

 

Year G/GS rec yds avg. td lg avg/g UA A TT
2013 12 24 279 11.6 1 39 23.2 0 0 0
2014 11 37 343 9.3 1 32 34.3 0 0 0
2015  12/10 40 549 10.4 7 209 62.0 1 0 1
Totals 35/33 111 1171 10.2 9 223 29.4 1 0 1
* moved to tight end as a junior                
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