Graduate Assistant, Defense
Bert Watts, the leading tackler on Jeff Tedford's first Golden Bear football team in 2002, embarks on his second season as a defensive graduate assistant.
Watts, a three-year letterman from Basking Ridge, N.J., served as a team leader on that 2002 club which posted Cal's first winning season (7-6) in nine years. As the Bears' starting safety, he posted 80 tackles as a senior, including a career-high 15 against USC. After the season, he received Cal's Joe Roth Award, which is given for courage, attitude and sportsmanship.
Watts earned his bachelor's degree from Cal in American studies with an emphasis in education. Now back with the program, he is pursuing a master's in education.