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Columbia Football BIO
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Alan Watson
Player Profile:
Alan Watson 1515237
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
High School: New Albany

CAREER: Played in 32 career games with 12 starts ... In four-year career, rushed for 958 yards and one touchdown on 217 carries (4.4 yards per carry), caught 22 passes for 183 yards (6.5 average), totaled 958 yards of total offense and 1,837 all-purpose yards (958 rushing, 183 receiving, 696 kickoff returns) ... Four-year letterman.

2016: Second Team All-Ivy League selection as a running back ... Earned the Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Player Award, given to the one player who through extraordinary efforts, improved his play and maximized his production ... Played in all 10 games at running back ... Started seven of 10 games ... Ranked fourth in the Ivy League in rushing (627 yards on 133 carries) and eighth in the league in all-purpose yardage (816) ... Rushed for 627 yards on 133 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and scored a touchdown on his last touch of his career, a spectacular career-long 69-yard run through the Brown defense ... Also made 17 receptions for 120 yards ... Led team with 816 all-purpose yards (627 rushing, 120 receiving, 69 kick returns) on season ... Registered three 100-yard rushing games on the year ... Closed out his senior year with back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances (105 vs. Cornell and 158 at Brown) ... Ran for a career-high 158 yards on 20 carries, including a 69-yard TD run to close out his career and caught two passes for 20 yards at Brown (Nov. 19) ... Ran for 105 yards on 18 carries, caught three passes for 16 yards and returned a kickoff 69 yards vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) ... Caught a season-high four passes for 18 yards, rushed 10 times for 25 yards vs. Yale (Oct. 28) ... Rushed for 74 yards on 17 carries, including a 40-yard run and caught one pass for eight yards vs. Dartmouth (Oct. 22) ... Rushed for 49 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards at Penn (Oct. 15) ... Rushed for a then career-high 107 yards on 23 carries with a long of 24 yards at Wagner (Oct. 8) ... Caught pass for 31 yards and rushed for 14 yards vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) ... Rushed for 39 yards on four carries at Georgetown (Sept. 24).

2015: Played in nine games with two starts at running back … Carried the ball 40 times for 159 yards and caught five passes for 23 yards on the season … Opened the season with five returns for 161 yards including a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown at Fordham.

2014: Played in three games ... Missed the last seven games due to injury ... Returned two kicks for 32 yards.

2013: Played in all 10 games … Rushed 43 times for 172 yards … Recorded season-long 36-yard kick return at Princeton … Closed season with 118 all purpose yards (61 rushing, 23 receiving, 34, kick returns) against Brown.

At New Albany: Played for head coach Mark Mueller … 2012 first-team all-conference … 2012 first-team all-district … 2012 all-state special mention … Also lettered in track & field.

 

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