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    Ryan Watson
    Ryan Watson

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    La Place, La.

    High School:
    John Curtis

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 270

    Position:
    DT

    Experience:
    SQ

    2004: Watson, who was moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard prior to 2004 spring practice but was switched back to defense late in spring drills, will serve as a backup nose tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2004.

    2003: Watson redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2003, his first year at USC. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove debris after the Oregon State game.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast and FOX Sports Net South All-South third team pick as a senior defensive lineman at John Curtis High in River Ridge (La.). He had 85 tackles (41 solo), with 19 sacks, plus 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in 2002. John Curtis won the Louisiana state 4A title in 2002. As a junior in 2001, he had 80 tackles (with 16 sacks). He also competed on John Curtis' track team.

    PERSONAL: His cousin is former Georgia Tech (1999-2002) wide receiver Kerry Watkins.