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Troy Watchorn
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
City/State: Columbus, Neb.
High School: Columbus
  • Graduated in May, 2001 with a degree in Exercise Science
  • 2000 Tom Novak Nebraska Senior Award
  • 2000 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 2000 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2000 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2000, 2001)

Troy Watchorn may have recorded one of the most dramatic turnarounds by a Husker.  After walking on to the program, Watchorn redshirted in 1996.  He played one game in 1997, the season opener that his father attended, but then struggled after the death of his father who died days after the game.  He quit the team for a time, before seeing action on special teams in 1998.  He then reasserted himself in 1999, and began the 2000 season as the No. 3 free safety behind Dion Booker and Clint Finley.  Watchorn worked his way up and started four games as a senior.  He tied a school record in 2000 for consecutive games with an interception (four) and totaled a team-high five on the season, earning third-team All-Big 12 honors.  Also a solid student, Watchorn was a five-time member of the Big 12 honor rolls and earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors.

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1996     Redshirted

1997

1/0

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

1998

9/0

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

1999 

3/0

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

2000

11/4

10

17

27

2-3

0-0

0-0

0

7

5

0

0

Totals 24/4 11 19 30 2-3 0-0- 0-0 0 7 5 0 0

2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Tackles, 3 UT, 1 AT, 4 TT, 1 PBU
Interception Returns - 5-64-1 in 2000
Tackles - 7 vs. Colorado, 2000
Solo Tackles - 2 vs. Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Colorado, 2000
TFL - 1-1 at Oklahoma, 1-2 at Kansas State, 2000
Passes Broken Up - 1, seven times, 2000 (plus one in the 2000 Alamo Bowl)
Interceptions - 1 vs. Iowa, Missouri, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, 2000
Long Interception/TD Return - 39 yards (TD) vs. Iowa, 2000