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Chris Watt

Chris Watt





Notre Dame
2 Years Pro

2014 Season


In the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected Watt, a three-year starter and a two-time first-team All-Independent FBS pick at Notre Dame.



Chris Watt is the Chargers’ heir apparent at center.

The team’s third-round draft pick in 2014, he gained a wealth of experience as a rookie, seeing action in 12 games, while starting five at center. Watt also saw time at right guard and on special teams.

As a senior at Notre Dame, Watt was part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks, tied for second-fewest in the nation. At the end of the season, he received the school’s Pietrosante Award, which is given to Notre Dame football student-athletes who best exemplify the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and pride of the late Irish All-American fullback. Pietrosante was Notre Dame’s leading rusher in 1957 and ‘58 and he went on to become a number-one draft pick and a two-time All-Pro selection with the Detroit Lions. Pietrosante died of cancer on Feb. 6, 1988. The recipient is determined by a vote of the players and past winners have included former NFL players Tom Zbikowski, Jeff Faine, Harrison Smith, Aaron Taylor and Chris Zorich.

As a junior, Watt started all 13 games as Notre Dame went 12-1 and played Alabama in the National Championship game. One of his teammates on that squad was Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o. Watt also played alongside offensive lineman Trevor Robinson at Notre Dame.

Watt hails from a family with a significant lineage in college football. His older brother, Kevin, played defensive end at Northwestern from 2007-11. His father, Rich, played at Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan. His uncle, Bobby Watt, played at Brown University, while his grandfather, William Watt, and his great uncle, Dan Hurley, both played at Harvard.

One of Watt’s hobbies is collecting baseball cards. His most prized card is autographed by Nolan Ryan.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick (89) by Chargers, May 9, 2014...signed four-year contract, May 14.

2014: Did not play Games 1-3...NFL debut seeing platoon action at right guard and on special teams Sept. 28 vs. Jacksonville...saw action at right guard Oct. 5 vs. New York Jets and moved to center early in fourth quarter when Doug Legursky left game with knee injury...continued to platoon at right guard Oct. 12 at Oakland...helped Bolts rush for 116 yards and pass for 313 while line allowed just one sack in 35 passing plays in 31-28 win over Raiders...saw brief action at center for injured Rich Ohrnberger Nov. 16 vs. Oakland...first career start at center for injured Ohrnberger and helped block for 128 rush yards in 27-24 win over St. Louis Nov. 23...started at center Nov. 30 at Baltimore but injured calf in third quarter and did not return...returned to starting lineup Dec. 7 vs. New England...injured ankle early Dec. 20 at San Francisco and did not return...inactive Dec. 28 at Kansas City.

COLLEGE: First-team All-Independent FBS as junior and’s Pietrosante Award after senior season in 2013...started 37 career games at left guard, while playing in total of 50...started 34 straight games before missing Navy game in 2013 due to injury...redshirted in 2009... played at Notre Dame from 2010-13... marketing degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois...USA Today and Parade Magazine All-America as senior at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill....invited to play in 2009 U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio...consensus first-team all-state as senior...2008-09 Illinois Gatorade Player of Year and 2008 West Suburban Silver Conference MVP...played three different positions along offensive line without yielding sack during career.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@KCL 7-19
16@SFW 38-35
15DENL 10-22
14NEL 14-23
13@BALW 34-33
12STLW 27-24
11OAKW 13-6
9@MIAL 0-37
8@DENL 21-35
7KCL 20-23
6@OAKW 31-28
5NYJW 31-0
4JACW 33-14
3@BUFW 22-10
2SEAW 30-21
1@ARIL 17-18


TOTAL 12110000000-0


wkgame dateoppresultggs
108/13/2015DALW 7-1711
208/22/2015@ARIW 22-1911

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Arizona Cardinals00----------
Baltimore Ravens11100-0-----
Buffalo Bills00----------
Denver Broncos20----------
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Miami Dolphins10----------
New England Patriots10----------
New York Jets10----------
Oakland Raiders20----------
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Seattle Seahawks00----------
St. Louis Rams10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division71100-0-----
vs AFC Teams101100-0-----
vs NFC Teams20----------
vs Own Division50----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

Arrowhead Stadium00----------
Levi's Stadium10----------
M&T Bank Stadium11100-0----- Coliseum10----------
Qualcomm Stadium70----------
Ralph Wilson Stadium00----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------
Sun Life Stadium10----------
University of Phoenix Stadium00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
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