Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Steve Watson

One of the most popular players in team history, Watson was a wide receiverfor the Broncos from 1979-87, finishing his sterling career with 353 receptions for 6,112 yards (17.3 avg.) with 36 touchdowns. He ranks fifth on the Broncos’ career list for receiving yards, seventh in receptions and eighth in touchdown receptions. Watson also was recognized as an outstanding special teams player during his pro career. Watson had three 1,000-yard receiving seasons (1981, ‘83 and ‘84) and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1981. That year, he posted the best numbers of his career for receiving yardage (1,244), touchdowns (13) and reception average(20.7 yds.) while his career single-season high of 69 receptions came in1984. Watson had 16 100-yard receiving games and 49 consecutive games with at least one reception as a player. He had single-game highs of 11 receptions(1984, vs. Pittsburgh in the playoffs) and 183 receiving yards (on 10 receptions at the Los Angeles Rams in 1982). Watson, 50, joined the Broncos in 1979 as a free agent from Temple University, where he was a four-year letterman at wide receiver. He was selected to the All-East team, playing in the East-West Shrine Game to close out his college career. Watson also won three letters and two conference championships as a long jumper, graduating with a degree in parks administration.

1 comment:

maplewood said...

Greatest. White. Receiver. Of his TIME.