A solid, experienced player who provides a steady influence on the Cal secondary ... has developed into a team leader ... has split starting duties the past two years and enters this fall rated No. 1 on the depth chart ... a smart player who spends a lot of time studying game films ... regarded as one of the surest tacklers in the Cal secondary ... 2001 ... started one game on the year at UCLA, but shared time at the position with Dewey Hale ... led the Bears with 10 tackles at Washington State ... also had six stops vs. Washington and five more against Oregon ... 2000 ... best game of the year came at Illinois when he recorded 11 tackles, including nine unassisted stops ... earned his first collegiate start the next week at Fresno State and recorded four tackles in that game ... had a fumble recovery at Arizona State ... wound up dividing starting duties the rest of the way with Hale ... had six tackles, all unassisted vs. Oregon State, including one behind the line of scrimmage for minus one yard ... ended the season with 36 tackles, including 26 unassisted stops ... 1999 ... sat out the entire season while he rehabilitated from a back injury ... 1998 ... redshirted his first season at Cal.
High School/Personal: A two-way star at Ridge HS in New Jersey where he played quarterback, tailback, wide receiver and safety ... earned first team all-league, all-county and all-state honors (Div. II) honors as a running back ... listed by the Newark Star Ledger as one of the top 40 recruits in the state of New Jersey ... a member of the SuperPrep All-Northeast team, ranking as the No. 26 prospect in New Jersey ... led his prep team to the league title and an 8-1 record, the best mark in the 37-year history of the school ... scored 25 TDs as a senior (19 rushing, two receiving, two kickoff returns, one punt return and one interceptions return) to finish sixth in the state in scoring ... rushed for 221 yards and three TDs in final prep game vs. Dayton HS ... had a pair of interceptions and 38 tackles as a senior ... grew up in Piedmont, Calif., before his family moved east ... mother graduated from Cal ... American studies major ... his grandfather played football at Oregon State, his dad at San Jose State (signing a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons), one brother (Rich) earned All-America honors at UC Davis and went on to play two years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, and another brother (Tom) was on a football scholarship at Maine ... born Aug. 31, 1979 in Piedmont, CA.
Watt's Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2000 26 10 36 1-1 0.5-1 0 1 2001 17 11 28 2-4 0-0 0 1 Totals 43 21 64 3-5 0.5-1 0 2