#66 Chris Watt
GRADUATE SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games during the regular season but missed the New Era Pinstripe Bowl due to an injury … started every contest he was healthy to play … played in 47 straight games during his career and started 34 consecutive games at left guard prior to missing the Navy game (Nov. 2) with an injury … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked tied for second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 382 pass attempts) in [apos]13 … area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … last fall, Notre Dame allowed twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the FBS in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive … Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the FBS in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish … invited to the Senior Bowl, but did not participate due to injury.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Started all 13 games at left guard … part of a unit that allowed only 17 sacks in 13 games during the regular season (fewest since 1998) … helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 4.8 yards a carry (best by an Irish team since 1996)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 … provided depth behind Chris Stewart at the right guard position … took the field for the Irish for the first time in his career against Purdue … the Irish offensive line allowed 20 sacks over its 13 games in 2010, which averaged out to 1.54 sacks per game … Notre Dame had not allowed fewer sacks per game since 1998 when the Irish allowed only nine sacks in 11 games or 0.82 per game … totaled 117 snaps on offense, the seventh most of any Irish offensive lineman.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Did not see any game action as rookie.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in 2009 U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio … named to USA Today All-American team … placed on Parade All-America team following senior year … honored as the top high school recruit in the Midwest in the Detroit Free Press[apos] Best in the Midwest rankings … named to Tom Lemming[apos]s 26-man All-America team … ranked 31st-best overall player and top overall offensive guard according to Scout.com … considered 35th-best player nationally and the fifth-best offensive lineman by the Sporting News … rated as 68th-best overall prospect in the SI.com/TAKKLE Top 200 … ranked as 67th-best overall prospect in country according to Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports … Rivals.com ranks him as 77th-best overall player and second-best offensive guard … selected first-team All-American by MaxPreps in 2008 … ranked second in Illinois postseason Top 30 according to Rivals.com … named to SuperPrep All-American team as the third-best overall offensive lineman in the country … selected as an Elite 50 player, 40th overall, by SuperPrep … selected first-team all-state as senior by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette … named 2008-09 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year … selected to Chicago Sun-Times[apos] all-area team as a senior … named special mention all-state as junior by Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette … Arlington Heights Daily Herald named Watt captain of 2008 all-area football team for DuPage County … named West Suburban Silver Conference Most Valuable Player in 2008 … recorded 118 pancake blocks as a junior and 107 as a senior despite missing two games due to an ankle sprain in 2008 … led Glenbard West High School to 12-1 record in 2008 … played three different positions along offensive line and never surrendered a sack … brother, Kevin, played defensive end at Northwestern (2007-11) … played for head coach Chad Hetlet at Glenbard West High School … son of Mary Pat and Rich Watt … graduated on May 19, 2013 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing …graduated on May 19, 2013 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.
Watt[apos]s Career Statistics
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