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Derek Watt

Derek Watt

34
FB
Height: 
6-2

Weight:

234

Age

25
Wisconsin
3 Years Pro

2017 Season

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Fullback Derek Watt, a sixth-round pick of the Chargers in 2016, and running back

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Fullback Derek Watt, a sixth-round pick of the Chargers in 2016, and running back Melvin Gordon were reunited during Watt’s rookie season in San Diego. The former (Watt) helped the latter (Gordon) earn Pro Bowl honors as the primary lead blocker during Gordon’s 997-yard, 10-touchdown season.

Watt and Gordon shared a backfield at Wisconsin from 2013-14.

Watt is the younger brother of three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. Derek, J.J. and younger brother, T.J., all played at the University of Wisconsin. T.J. was drafted in the first round (30th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year’s NFL Draft.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Sixth-round pick by Chargers (198th overall), April 30, 2016...signed four-year contract, May 10.

2017: Appeared in all 16 games with four starts at FB, including the first back-to-back starts of his career…Registered six carries for 24 yards (4.0 avg.), two catches for 35 yards (17.5 avg.) and 11 tackles on special teams…Led the team with 335 snaps on special teams…at Denver (Sept. 11): Started at FB, seeing action on eight offensive plays and 19 on special teams…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Opened the game at FB, marking his first start in two consecutive games…Had a rushing attempt and a special teams tackle on punt coverage that pinned the Dolphins inside their own 20…Played eight snaps on offense and 18 on special teams…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Appeared on 12 offensive plays while contributing on 17 special teams snaps…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Played the 20th game of his career…Contributed on six offensive snaps and 17 on special teams…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Saw time at fullback and on special teams, contributing on six offensive plays and 17 on special teams…Posted a pair of special teams tackles on kickoff coverage, including one that forced the Giants to begin the drive inside their own 20…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Saw action on offense on 12 plays and played 15 snaps on special teams…Helped spring RB Melvin Gordon free on an 18-yard run in the third quarter…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Played 13 offensive snaps and 16 on special teams, registering a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage…at New England (Oct. 29): Started at FB, seeing action on five snaps on offense and 21 on special teams…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Played on 13 offensive snaps and 32 on special teams, tied for the team lead in the third phase with S Rayshawn Jenkins…It marked the 25th game played of his career…Hauled in his first catch of the season in the right flat and turned it into a 13-yard gain…Added a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Totaled two carries for 17 yards (8.5 avg.), including a career-long, 17-yard carry…Added a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage, seeing time on 15 offensive snaps and 31 on special teams…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Saw action on seven offensive plays and all 19 special teams snaps, marking the first Charger of the season to play all special teams snaps in a game...Notched a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage, pinning the Cowboys inside their 20-yard line…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Posted a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage, pinning the Browns inside their own 20…Played on seven offensive snaps and 19 on special teams…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Registered a two-yard carry on third down and a special teams tackle on punt coverage to force Washington to start the ensuing drive inside the 20…Played 29 snaps on special teams and 10 on offense…Provided a big block on three Redskins players to spring WR Travis Benjamin free for a 47-yard punt return in the fourth quarter…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Posted his sixth straight game with a special teams tackle, registering the stop on punt coverage to pin the Chiefs inside the 20 to start the ensuing drive…Totaled three offensive plays and 18 on special teams…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Extended his streak of games with a special teams tackle to seven, pinning the Jets inside their 20 on punt coverage…Started at FB, playing six snaps on offense and a team-high 27 on special teams…Posted a three-yard carry and a season-long, 23-yard catch…Provided the lead block for RB Melvin Gordon’s one-yard TD run in the third quarter…Chased down WR JoJo Natson for a special teams tackle on punt coverage, pinning New York at their five-yard line for the final offensive play…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Played 20 snaps on special teams and 12 on offense, registering a two-yard carry...Saw his seven-game streak with a special teams tackle come to an end.

2016: Pro Football Journal second-team All- Rookie...first NFL start and helped Bolts rush for 150 yards in 38-14 win vs. Jacksonville Sept. 18...first NFL carry for two yards and first down on 3rd-and-1 during fourth-quarter touchdown drive Oct. 9 at Oakland...53-yard catch to Broncos’ nine set up opening drive TD Oct. 30 at Denver.

COLLEGE: Four-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012-15) and NFF Hampshire Honor Society in 2015...helped Badgers to two highest single-season rush averages in school history – 283.8 yards per game in 2013 and school-record 320.1 yards per game in 2014...UW Rookie of Year in 2012...redshirted in 2011...played at Wisconsin from 2012-15...member of school’s Leadership Club...marketing degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Waukesha, Wis. ...USA Today All-America, AP Wisconsin Player of Year, first-team all-state, and conference and county player of year as senior at Pewaukee (Wis.) High...rushed for 2,685 yards and 44 touchdowns...lettered in basketball and track...National Honor Society and academic all-conference.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2017LAC164624417023517.5230--
2016SD1622422048320.8530--
TOTAL8283.5170611819.753000

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17OAKW 30-1012220-------
16@NYJW 14-71333012323230--
15@KCL 13-30------------
14WASW 30-1312220-------
13CLEW 19-10------------
12@DALW 28-6------------
11BUFW 54-242178.5170-------
10@JAXL 17-20-----11212120--
8@NEL 13-21------------
7DENW 21-0------------
6@OAKW 17-16------------
5@NYGW 27-22------------
4PHIL 24-26------------
3KCL 10-24------------
2MIAL 17-1910-00-------
1@DENL 21-24------------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017LAC1660.42441.5017233.3000
2016SD1620.1420.3022100000
TOTAL 3280.3283.50.9017450000

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017LAC1623517.52.22301020
2016SD1648320.85.25301120
TOTAL 32611819.73.75302140

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC169720-0-----
2016SD165410-0-----
TOTAL 3214113000000-0
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rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Buffalo Bills12178.51701
Cleveland Browns1------
Dallas Cowboys1------
Denver Broncos2------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs2------
Miami Dolphins110-000
New England Patriots1------
New York Giants1------
New York Jets1133300
Oakland Raiders2122200
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Washington Redskins1122201

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division105224.41702
vs AFC Teams125224.41701
vs NFC Teams4122201
vs Own Division6122200

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December5372.3301
November32178.51701
October5------
September310-000

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium1------
Arrowhead Stadium1------
EverBank Field1------
Gillette Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium2133300
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
StubHub Center85214.21702

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses710-000
Wins95244.81702

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays1362441702

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Buffalo Bills1---------
Cleveland Browns1---------
Dallas Cowboys1---------
Denver Broncos2---------
Jacksonville Jaguars111212121-000
Kansas City Chiefs2---------
Miami Dolphins1---------
New England Patriots1---------
New York Giants1---------
New York Jets112323231-010
Oakland Raiders2---------
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
Washington Redskins1---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division1023517.5232-010
vs AFC Teams1223517.5232-010
vs NFC Teams4---------
vs Own Division6---------

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December512323231-010
November311212121-000
October5---------
September3---------

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium1---------
Arrowhead Stadium1---------
EverBank Field111212121-000
Gillette Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium212323231-010
Oakland Coliseum1---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
StubHub Center8---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses711212121-000
Wins912323231-010

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays1323517.5232-010

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills11010-0-----
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Dallas Cowboys11100-0-----
Denver Broncos21100-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars11100-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs21100-0-----
Miami Dolphins11100-0-----
New England Patriots10----------
New York Giants11010-0-----
New York Jets11100-0-----
Oakland Raiders20----------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division107520-0-----
vs AFC Teams127610-0-----
vs NFC Teams42110-0-----
vs Own Division62200-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December53300-0-----
November33210-0-----
October52110-0-----
September31100-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium11100-0-----
Arrowhead Stadium11100-0-----
EverBank Field11100-0-----
Gillette Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium22110-0-----
Oakland Coliseum10----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------
StubHub Center84310-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses73300-0-----
Wins96420-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)22200-0-----
Sundays137520-0-----
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