#81

Cory Watson

Weight:

208 lbs

Height:

6' 2"

Position:

Wide Receiver

College:

Concordia

Birthdate:

Mar 27th, 1984

Career Years:

2

Team:

Edmonton Eskimos

Highlights

2014

In 13 games (11 starts), Watson recorded 21 catches for 287 yards and three touchdowns.

2013

Injuries limited Watson to just 11 games in 2013 but he still caught 36 passes for 516 yards, #3 on the Bombers. Had a season-high and career-high 114 yards vs MTL on Jul 14/13. Recorded four games with 4+ catches in his 11 appearances (all starts).

2011

Watson improved dramatically in his second season in the CFL, starting every game at slotback including both the East Final and 99th Grey Cup.  He recorded his first 100-yard game during the Banjo Bowl on Sep 11/11 when he caught nine passes for 111 yards and followed that up the week after by catching three passes for 103 yards.  Watson finished first on the team in receptions with 69 and third on the team in receiving yards with 793.  He scored his only touchdown of the season on Aug 5/11 against the Edmonton Eskimos.

2010

The Blue Bombers’ top draft pick in 2010, Cory Watson played in 15 games as a rookie, missing three due to a knee injury.  He began the season as the team’s starting wide receiver before giving way to Aaron Hargreaves in week four, but returned to the starting lineup after making the switch to slotback where he would start the final three games of the year.  His coming out party was in the season finale against the Calgary Stampeders on Nov 5/10 when he caught two passes for 67 yards – including his first-ever CFL touchdown, a 55-yard pass from Joey Elliott.

College

Watson was Concordia’s leading receiver the past three seasons. In his final season of 2009, Watson caught 52 passes for 821 yards and six touchdowns. He led the Quebec University Football League in receptions, receiving yardage and yards per game, while also ranking second in the CIS in those categories. He was named a second-team CIS all-star.