UW Health Sports Medicine 

Derek Watt
Derek  Watt

RS Senior

Pewaukee, Wis.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 236



Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten
2013: Academic All-Big Ten
2012: Academic All-Big Ten, UW Rookie of the Year

Career: Has played in 34 games with 14 starts ... 2015 will be fourth year as Badgers' starting fullback

2014 Season: Earned third letter, playing in eight games with four starts at fullback ... missed five consecutive games after suffering broken foot in season opener vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... carried once for 2 yards vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... saw action vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6, vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29, at Iowa on Nov. 22, vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, at Rutgers on Nov. 1, and vs. Maryland on Oct. 25

2013 Season:
Earned second letter, playing in 12 games with five starts ... caught one pass for 3 yards and his first career touchdown vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... ran for 8 yards on one carry vs. South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 ... made one catch for 5 yards at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... recorded one catch for 12 yards against UMass on Aug. 31 ... also saw action vs. Penn State on Nov. 30, at Minnesota on Nov. 23, vs. Indiana on Nov. 16, vs. BYU on Nov. 9, at Iowa on Nov. 2, vs. Ohio State on Sept. 28, vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 and at Arizona State on Sept. 14

2012 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 14 games with five starts ... made 12 catches for 150 yards ... made a tackle, had two receptions for 45 yards and made key block on RB Montee Ball's FBS career record-setting 79th career touchdown (a 17-yard run in the first quarter) at Penn State on Nov. 24 ... made two catches for 35 yards, including a career-long 26-yard reception, in first career start against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... had two catches for 14 yards in Badgers debut against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1 ... recorded one catch for 10 yards vs. Nebraska in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 1 ... tallied two tackles, one catch for 3 yards and ran once for 13 yards against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... recorded one catch for 17 yards and made one tackle at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... made a 7-yard catch against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... caught a 2-yard pass against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... finished with two tackles and forced one fumble against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... made one tackle against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... recorded a tackle at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... recorded one tackle at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... made two tackles at Oregon State on Sept. 8

2011 Season: Redshirt season ... named UW's defensive scout team player of the week for UNLV game

High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc., Rivals and Scout ... No. 74 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and No. 110 by Scout ... sixth-ranked player in Wisconsin by Rivals and ESPN/Scouts Inc. and No. 14 by Scout ... during his high school career, rushed for 2,685 yards and 44 touchdowns, had 625 receiving yards and five touchdowns, forced five fumbles, had 140 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, three interceptions, one kick return for a touchdown and one punt return for a touchdown ... second-team USA Today All-American at linebacker as a senior ... AP Wisconsin Player of the Year as a senior and named first-team all-state at linebacker and honorable mention all-state as a running back ... named conference player of the year on both sides of the ball and named Waukesha County Player of the Year, as well as earning all-region honors ... in senior campaign, rushed for 1,506 yards and 25 touchdowns, recorded 277 receiving yards and two touchdowns, and made 80 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, forced two fumbles, converted 32 extra points and returned a punt for a touchdown ... first-team all-conference on both sides of the ball as a junior and named to all-county team, recording 665 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns and recording 266 yards receiving and catching three touchdowns ... on defense as a junior, made 60 tackles with 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and a fumble returned for a score ... honorable mention all-conference honors as a sophomore running back after rushing for 514 yards and eight touchdowns with 82 yards receiving ... lettered in football and basketball three times and in track and field four times ... member of National Honor Society and high honor roll and was named academic all-conference in all three sports he played ... head coach was Clay Iverson

Personal: Parents are John and Connie Watt ... has one older brother, J.J., and a younger brother, T.J. ... J.J. was a second-team All-American at Wisconsin, lettering in 2009 and 2010, and a first-round draft pick of Houston in the 2011 NFL Draft ... T.J. plays tight end for the Badgers ... member of the Leadership Club and coached at youth developmental camps ... also volunteered with Special Olympics bowling, unloading gifts for Christmas Clearing House and helping people in need in the community ... majoring in marketing


Game-by-Game Rushing (Att.-Yds., TD)
2012 SEASON:
Ohio State (1-3); at Penn State (1-2)

2013 SEASON: vs. #8 South Carolina (1-8)

2014 SEASON: vs. #19 Auburn (1-2)

Game-by-Game Receiving (Rec.-Yds., TD)
2012 SEASON: Northern Iowa (2-14); at #22 Nebraska (1-7); Illinois (2-35); Minnesota (1-2=2); at Indiana (1-17); Ohio State (1-3); at Penn State (2-45); vs. #14 Nebraska (1-10)

2013 SEASON: UMass (1-12); #19 Northwestern (1-3, 1); at Illinois (1-5)

2014 SEASON: --

Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2012 SEASON: Northern Iowa (1-0=1); at Oregon State (1-1=2); UTEP (1-1=2); at #22 Nebraska (1-0=1); Illinois (1-0=1); at Purdue (1-0=1); at Indiana (0-1=1); Ohio State (2-0=2); at Penn State (1-0=1); vs. #8 Stanford (1-0=1)

Career Game Highs
Rushing Attempts 1 (4x) MR vs. Auburn, Jan. 1, 2015
Rushing Yards 8 vs. South Carolina, Jan. 1, 2014
Rushing Touchdowns --
Long Rush 8 vs. South Carolina, Jan. 1, 2014
Receptions 2 (3x) MR at Penn State, Nov. 24, 2012
Receiving Yards 45 at Penn State, Nov. 24, 2012
Receiving Touchdowns 1 vs. Northwestern, Oct. 12, 2013
Long Reception 33 at Penn State, Nov. 24, 2012

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