Monday, May 29, 2017

96 Days 'till Kickoff - #96 Tahjai Watt

It's now 96 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on September 2, 2017, in Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - home of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100-day football countdown each day until kickoff.

Today we'll highlight a defensive end

#96 Tahjai Watt

Class: RS Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: North Mecklenburg HS
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 215
Position: DE

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in nine games as a reserve along the defensive line and on special teams ... Recorded 31 tackles including 13 solo stops and three tackles for loss ... Recorded tackles in each of the nine games in which he played ... Forced and recovered a fumble against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) ... Tallied half a sack against Mercer (Oct. 10) ... Posted a career-high seven tackles including three solo stops at Wofford (Oct. 17) ... Credited with one quarterback hurry and batted one pass down at the line of scrimmage ... Recorded five stops including three sacks in WCU's annual Spring Game. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games as a reserve along the WCU defensive line … Credited with four tackles including two solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6) with his first career tackle coming at Furman (Sept. 27) … Converted to linebacker during 2015 spring drills … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded six tackles including two sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.

Prior to Western Carolina: Two-time All-I-Meck Conference selection who was a conference player of the year finalist as a senior ... Played both ways as a defensive end and a tight end on offense ... Also played power forward on the basketball court as a prep earning all-conference accolades.

Personal: Full name Tahjai Henri Watt ... Is the son of Todd Lynch and Constance Watt, both of whom played sports in college ... Has one sibling, Eric Lynch.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations


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