Watson was selected by the Bucs in the fifth round of the NFL draft last spring, becoming the first former Penn player to be drafted into the NFL since 2002.
In the final preseason game of the season, the former Penn football wide receiver caught his second touchdown in four preseason games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Our Sports Editors discuss which of Penn's teams have the strongest rosters and are likeliest to win a title — Ivy or otherwise.
Amid a five-way battle for the last one or two receiver spots on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster and fresh off his first NFL touchdown last Saturday, Watson took some time to chat with The Daily Pennsylvanian in an exclusive interview.
After setting records in nearly every receiving statistical category at Penn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Justin Watson finds himself in the midst of a tightly contested battle for a roster spot.
On Monday morning, junior running back Karekin Brooks was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS National Player of the Year Watch List.
Though Penn arguably has the most stout defense in the conference, coach Ray Priore and offensive coordinator John Reagan must find a way to replace the production from wide receiver Justin Watson, a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, and pick a starting quarterback.
In his second of the four preseason exhibition games, Watson beat the zone coverage down the right sideline to haul in a well-placed throw from quarterback Jameis Winston. Watson did well to keep his feet inbounds as he made the catch, caping a 10 play, 72 yard two-minute drill with only 13 seconds left in the first half.
While only die-hard Ivy sports fans would have an ILN subscription, over 70 million households have access to ESPNU, which is half the monthly price.
Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Watson garnered a lot of attention before the draft with a stellar pro day and strong showing at the Senior Bowl.
Without professing to be a draft analyst, and keeping Watson’s strengths and weaknesses in mind, here are the reasons why Penn’s best player in the past decade will and won’t get drafted by each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Penn football took the gridiron on Friday night for its annual spring game at Franklin Field. This intersquad competition marked the conclusion of the spring season for the Red and Blue, following 11 official practices, the first of which was on February 26.
Just a day after he was waived by the Detroit Lions, Torgersen was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals.
On Monday, it was announced that former Penn football linebacker and 2013 graduate Brandon Copeland signed with the New York Jets.
After a record-setting four years with Penn football, wide receiver Justin Watson is trying to take his game to the pros. And Monday was a big step towards that.
It’s time to give us the biggest game of all: Penn’s administration needs to throw its weight behind an Ivy Football Championship.
Since Penn football’s fourth-place finish season ended in November, Watson has been training for what will certainly be a career in the National Football League.
Louis Vecchio, a four-year defensive end for Penn football, has decided to continue his playing career at Vanderbilt University.
People keep asking me, ‘was this the best weekend of your life?’ My response: “There isn’t even a close second.”
Even though the Eagles have no Super Bowl rings, they have been crowned league champions three separate times, the last time being in 1960 at Penn’s very own Franklin Field.