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Dekoda Watson
LB #97
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
Age:
29
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Aiken, SC
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
17
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

Awards Honors


  • 2012:NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (November)

Career Highlights


  • As a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November of 2012 after recording two special teams tackles and a punt block vs. SD (11/11) and recovering a fumble on special teams at Car. (11/18).
  • Has led his team in special teams tackles twice during his career, recording 19 special teams tackles with Tampa Bay in 2010 and 11 special teams tackles with Denver in 2016.

Goldmine


  • Dedicated to giving back to his hometown community of Aiken County, SC, Watson created the Koda’s Kids Foundation to provide opportunities for success for underprivileged youth. Founded in 2012, Koda’s Kids aims to give back through the awards of scholarships, the promotion of education and strong work ethic, the encouragement of health and fitness, football fundamentals and safety, and the teaching of life skills and positive character traits. Each year, Koda’s Kids provides a scholarship to one student from each of the seven high schools in Aiken County and surrounding areas as well as holds a football and cheerleading camp to promote physical fitness and education. For more information on Koda’s Kids Foundation, visit www.kodaskids.org.

Awards Honors


  • 2012:NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (November)

Career Highlights


  • As a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November of 2012 after recording two special teams tackles and a punt block vs. SD (11/11) and recovering a fumble on special teams at Car. (11/18).
  • Has led his team in special teams tackles twice during his career, recording 19 special teams tackles with Tampa Bay in 2010 and 11 special teams tackles with Denver in 2016.

Goldmine


  • Dedicated to giving back to his hometown community of Aiken County, SC, Watson created the Koda’s Kids Foundation to provide opportunities for success for underprivileged youth. Founded in 2012, Koda’s Kids aims to give back through the awards of scholarships, the promotion of education and strong work ethic, the encouragement of health and fitness, football fundamentals and safety, and the teaching of life skills and positive character traits. Each year, Koda’s Kids provides a scholarship to one student from each of the seven high schools in Aiken County and surrounding areas as well as holds a football and cheerleading camp to promote physical fitness and education. For more information on Koda’s Kids Foundation, visit www.kodaskids.org.
  • An avid outdoorsman, Watson thoroughly enjoys hunting deer and boar, among other animals. In addition to hunting, he often goes fishing. After mastering line fishing, he moved onto fly fishing in 2016.

Latest

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 139 112 27 4.0 0 4 1 0 -- 0 0 3 4
2016 DEN 16 0 17 13 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 NE 3 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 DAL 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 9 1 14 9 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 15 3 42 33 9 2.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2012 TB 16 0 10 8 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2011 TB 14 2 23 21 2 1.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 TB 15 1 31 26 5 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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