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Ryan Watson
Ryan  Watson

RS Senior

Laplace, La.

High School:
John Curtis

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290




Had an outstanding spring campaign and enters preseason practice as the starter on the defensive line at the nose tackle position ... Looks to make an impact this year ... Big and strong and is a good run stopper ... Made his Golden Eagle debut last season, after sitting out the 2004 to complete NCAA transfer requirements ... Has worked hard to improve his size and strength ... Transferred to Southern Miss two years ago from Southern Cal... 2005 (r-So.): Played in eight games last year ... Finished with three tackles on the season ... Made his first tackle on an assist against McNeese State (9/17) ... Also posted single assists against Tulsa (10/8) and N.C. State (10/29) ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Sat out to meet NCAA transfer requirements ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted at USC ... Member of USC's 2003 National Championship team ... Had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after the Oregon State game (12/6) ... Prep:He was a SuperPrep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast and Fox Sports Net South All-South Third Team pick as a senior defensive lineman at John Curtis High School ... As a senior, he recorded 85 tackles (41 solo), 19 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries .... Helped John Curtis win the Louisiana state 4A title in 2002 ... As a junior in 2001, he had 80 tackles and with 16 sacks ... Was also a member of the John Curtis track team ... Personal: Son of Edwin and Loyce Watson ... Majoring in coaching and sport admin-istration ... Born Aug. 29, 1985

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