DEREK WATT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Badgers FB Derek Watt prepares for bigger role, possible TE duties

MADISON, Wis. -- A year ago, fullback Derek Watt touched the ball on approximately .004385 percent of plays during Wisconsin's entire football season. And if that number seems particularly miniscule to you, that's because it is. In total, Wisconsin ran 912 plays from scrimmage. Watt finished the season with one rush for eight yards and three catches for 20 yards with a touchdown...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers coach Gary Andersen sees room for improvement

MADISON, Wis. -- The idea of finding significant areas to nitpick following a 45-0 victory may seem far-fetched to some, but Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen certainly is not among that group. After reviewing game footage of his team's dismantling of UMass in the season opener, Andersen came away feeling the Badgers still have plenty of room for improvement. And without further...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MTBTV: Derek Watt at Media Day

Welcome to the debut of our rebranded video efforts. You can now find all that we do in video form here at MTBTV. In the coming weeks and months you'll see new features and programming coming under that umbrella.  Starting it all off is a segment of our interview with Badger fullback Derek Watt from this past Friday at Wisocnsin's Media Day. Enjoy!  Also, if...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers FB Watt gaining experience, mass

MADISON, Wis. Derek Watt gripped and sipped a plastic cup of sludge after practice on Monday. Or, more specifically, a brightly colored, thick protein shake blend that reeked of peanut butter. In the crucial months between football seasons, Watt is learning the importance of calories and weight gain from Wisconsin's trainers and nutritionists. Developing the right kind of bulk...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking to Make Big Brother Right

Following the 2011 Rose Bowl, Derek Watt's oldest brother was overcome with emotion, but managed to say the Badgers would win the next time they came to southern California. After winning the starting fullback job in the fall, Watt is looking to fulfill his brother's promise in his first Pasadena opportunity.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Watt making smooth transition to fullback

MADISON, Wis. Perhaps it shouldn't be a shock that Derek Watt has worked his way onto the first-team depth chart at the University of Wisconsin as a redshirt freshman. Natural athletic ability and football instincts, after all, run in the family. Then again, even he couldn't have predicted the way things would unfold. Watt, younger brother of Houston Texans standout linebacker...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The MTB Brain Trust: Surprises on the Depth Chart?

Watt is Looking to Step into new role as starting FB? Hopefully you're reading this site on a daily basis and chances are if you have done that in any amount of time you've probably wondered what the hell is going through our heads from time to time, right? Well today we're introducing our newest weekly feature called The Brain Trust were we'll give...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Watt will try hand at fullback

MADISON, Wis. Derek Watt was no stranger to being a two-way football player as a prep standout at Pewaukee (Wis.) High School. So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that Watt has taken to a position switch this quickly at the University of Wisconsin. Watt, a redshirt freshman, has spent just three days playing fullback for the Badgers after moving from his linebacker spot...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bielema talks UW on Media Day

Addressing the position changes of Darius Hillary to safety and Derek Watt to fullback, the issues surrounding the quarterback position and Montee Ball and the potential transfer of Joe Brennan, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema covered a lot of ground in his media day news conference.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Extra Wattage in the Middle

After spending last year working as an outside linebacker on the Wisconsin defense's scout team, redshirt freshman Derek Watt has been moved to the center of UW's defense. After being one of the units top playmakers in two scrimmages, the move shows that Watt is a fast learner.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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