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Brandon Watts
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
231
Age:
25
College:
Georgia Tech
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 8 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2015 MIN 7 0 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 MIN 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
8 @CHI W 23-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 STL W 21-18 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @OAK W 30-14 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB L 13-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
14 @ARI L 20-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS      Playoffs GP/GS

     7/0                        9/0                       0/0

• Started 13 of 14 games for Georgia Tech team that appeared in ACC Championship game in 2012.

• 1 of 3 Georgia Tech players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, joining LB Jeremiah Attaochu (2nd round, New England) and CB Jemea Thomas (6th round, New England).

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in management in December 2013...Fascinated with fast cars and could see a future working with them after football career is over.

PRO Competed in 7 games and totaled 4 defensive tackles in 2015, including a career-high 3 stops at Oakland (11/15/15)...The Vikings 2nd pick in the 7th round, selected #223 overall by Vikings in 2014…1st Yellow Jacket selected by the Vikings since LB Nick Rogers in 2002...2nd LB taken by Vikings in 2014 Draft, joining 1st-round pick (#9 overall) Anthony Barr.

2015 Moved from practice squad to active roster, playing in 7 regular season games during the season...Spent opening 6 games of season on practice squad...Had career-high 3 tackles at Oakland (11/15)...Inactive for Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10/16)...Spent training camp and preseason with Vikings, cut in final roster moves and signed to practice squad.

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS      Playoffs GP/GS

     7/0                        9/0                       0/0

• Started 13 of 14 games for Georgia Tech team that appeared in ACC Championship game in 2012.

• 1 of 3 Georgia Tech players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, joining LB Jeremiah Attaochu (2nd round, New England) and CB Jemea Thomas (6th round, New England).

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in management in December 2013...Fascinated with fast cars and could see a future working with them after football career is over.

PRO Competed in 7 games and totaled 4 defensive tackles in 2015, including a career-high 3 stops at Oakland (11/15/15)...The Vikings 2nd pick in the 7th round, selected #223 overall by Vikings in 2014…1st Yellow Jacket selected by the Vikings since LB Nick Rogers in 2002...2nd LB taken by Vikings in 2014 Draft, joining 1st-round pick (#9 overall) Anthony Barr.

2015 Moved from practice squad to active roster, playing in 7 regular season games during the season...Spent opening 6 games of season on practice squad...Had career-high 3 tackles at Oakland (11/15)...Inactive for Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10/16)...Spent training camp and preseason with Vikings, cut in final roster moves and signed to practice squad.

2014 Played in 2 games during rookie season and notched 1 tackle on defense...Posted 1st career stats with a tackle at Miami (12/21)...Saw 1st NFL action at Detroit (12/14), seeing time on special teams...Inactive for season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and following 13 games, also inactive for season finale vs. Chicago (12/28). 

COLLEGE Started 29 of 49 career games during 4-year career at Georgia Tech...Played in 4 bowl games during college career...Finished career with 179 tackles and 16 TFLs…Started 12 games as a senior for defense that allowed the 9th-fewest rushing yards per game in NCAA...Tied for 2nd on the Georgia Tech defense with 66 tackles in 2013...Returned lone career INT 12 yards to seal 35-25 win at Virginia (10/26/13)...1 of the fastest LBs in college football during the 2013 season...Led the team with 2 FFs and was 2nd with 8.5 TFLs in 2012...Helped Georgia Tech advance to 2012 ACC Championship game and victory over USC in the Sun Bowl as a junior…Finished 2nd on defense with 3.0 sacks as a sophomore...Redshirted in 2009 during Georgia Tech’s ACC Championship season.

PREP 3-sport athlete at Washington County (Tennille, GA) HS, running track and playing football and basketball...Recorded 86 tackles, 9 TFLs and 3 INTs on defense and rushed for 3 TDs as a quarterback as a senior...Named to Augusta Chronicle All-Georgia Team and Region AAA Defensive Player of the Year following senior season in 2008...Served as a team captain as a junior and senior.