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55  Jordan Watson
Jordan Watson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Whitewater

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 303

Position:
Offensive Guard

Experience:
RS


01/31/2014

59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs

Missed much of his freshman season because of injury ... Returned to practice in the spring ... Has shown good strength and toughness in practice, especially helpful in his solid run blocking.

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Well-regarded offensive lineman ... The No. 39 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 37 nationally by 24/7 Sports ... Rated as the No. 31 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep ... Earned first-team all-state honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Also first-team All-Metro Atlanta ... Three-year starter at Whitewater HS in Fayetteville, Ga., and blocked for current Wildcat Josh Clemons ... Also played some noseguard in short-yardage/goalline situations ... Earned a spot in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic ... Also chosen Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... Coached by Amos McCreary ... A pitcher and first baseman, he helped the baseball team advance to three state tournaments, including two appearances in the finals ... Also wrestled one year, compiling a 19-3 record ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Named the school's Homecoming King ... Helped coach youth football.

Personal: Born in Riverdale, Ga. ... Son of Mark and Kim Watson ... Jordan's grandfather, Fred Watson, was an offensive lineman at Wofford College and Jordan wears uniform No. 55 in his honor ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.

Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2012) and events at Indian Summer Camp (2012), a local elementary school (2012) and Shriner's Hospital (2012).

Jordan Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: President of the USA ... I couldn't live without my: O-Line ... My game-day superstition is: put on the right sock, right shoe, right brace first ... My favorite part of game day is: the excitement ... My hidden talent is: debate.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium