Notre Dame moves to 8-3 with a defeat of Boston College.
SENIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games for the Irish at left guard ... part of an offensive line that started the same five players for every game ... helped Irish run for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of the last nine contests ... Notre Dame had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996 when the Irish registered nine games with at least 200 yards rushing ... over last nine games, Notre Dame combined to rush for 1,901 yards (359 attempts) for 5.3 yards per carry, 211.2 yards per game and 15 rushing TDs ... the Irish rushed for more yards in their last nine games combined than 51 FBS teams totaled in their entire seasons . . . helped pave way for offense that rushed for 376 yards on 51 carries in a 41-3 win over Miami (Oct. 6) ... other top rushing performances included 293 yards on 46 carries against Navy (Sept. 1) and 270 yards on 43 carries against BYU (Oct. 20).
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 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' Best in the Midwest rankings ... named to Tom Lemming'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' 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 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.