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 Bob Watts
Bob Watts

Bob Watts '77

- A four-year varsity contributor, he moved from his freshman assignment at tight end to a three-year stint at linebacker where he became one of the finest defensive players in college football.

- Captured All-East honors as a senior and named the top defender in New England in recognition of his speed, tenacity, and virtually unlimited football skills. Played in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl All-Star classics.

- Also a member of the 400-Meter Track Relay team that established a school record in the event.

- After graduation, he was drafted by the NFL's New Orleans Saints and later played several seasons with the Oakland Raiders and CFL Toronto Argonauts before knee and back injuries prematurely ended his promising professional career.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.