PAT WATSON
Defensive Back
1967-1969
Myrtle Beach, SC
Biography
Watson earned national notice as a high schooler, being named to honorable mention list on Coach and Athlete Magazine’s National Top 100 senior players. He played quarterback in the 1966 North-South All-Star Game. He was moved to cornerback at USC and became a three-year starter for the Gamecocks. As a sophomore his top play was a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown that launched a comeback win over Virginia. He earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors after picking off four passes against Wake Forest in 1968. He also had a fumble recovery to set up a USC touchdown in a 32-27 win over UNC. In 1969 Watson would be one of the co-captains of the ACC championship squad, while earning All-ACC and All-State honors. He had another big game against Wake that year, picking off a pass and blocking an extra point. Watson coached at USC from 1970 through 1972 before leaving to take a post with the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1967 1967 Media Guide 15 DB 5-11 152 So
1967 Game Program vs. Maryland 15 DB 5-11 152 So 6 6
1968 1968 Spring Game (Garnet & Black) 15 DB 5-11 157 Jr
1968 Game Program vs NC State 15 DB 5-11 155 Jr 9 9
1969 Program vs NC State 15 DB 5-11 151 Sr 9 9
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1967 Media Guide Right Halfback Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1969 All-ACC
1969 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1968 30 17 47 7 4 1
1969 32 11 43 3 0 2
Tot 62 28 90 10 4 3
Kickoff Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1967 5 99 19.8 0
1968 11 145 13.2 0
Tot 16 244 15.3 0
Punt Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1967 11 109 9.9 1
1968 2 8 4.0 0
1969 2 7 3.5 0
Tot 15 124 8.3 1
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1967-09-23 North Carolina Right Halfback
1967-10-07 Georgia Right Halfback
1967-10-21 Virginia Right Halfback
1967-10-28 Maryland Right Halfback
1967-11-18 Alabama Right Halfback
1967-11-25 Clemson Right Halfback
1968-09-21 Duke Right Halfback
1968-09-28 North Carolina Right Halfback
1968-10-05 Georgia Right Halfback
1968-10-12 North Carolina State Right Halfback
1968-10-26 Florida State Right Halfback
1968-11-02 Virginia Right Halfback
1968-11-09 Wake Forest Right Halfback
1968-11-16 Virginia Tech Right Halfback
1968-11-23 Clemson Right Halfback
1969-09-20 Duke Right Halfback
1969-09-27 North Carolina Right Halfback
1969-10-04 Georgia Right Halfback
1969-10-11 North Carolina State Right Halfback
1969-10-25 Maryland Right Halfback
1969-11-08 Tennessee Right Halfback
1969-11-15 Wake Forest Right Halfback
1969-11-22 Clemson Right Halfback
1969-12-30 West Virginia Right Halfback
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1967-10-21 Virginia 3 7 17 Pat Watson, 68-yd punt return (Jimmy Poole kick)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 3 2 USC 7 Bomar rush for loss of 1 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 3 4 VAT 36 Jimmy Quinn rush for loss of 1 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 1 10 USC 35 Jimmy Quinn rus hfor loss of 3(Pat Watson)
1969 1969-12-30 West Virginia 2 9 USC 13 Gresham rush for loss of 5 (Pat Watson)
Defense - Passes Broken Up
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 3 3 UNC 41 Bomar pass for Carr incomplete (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-10-28 Maryland 4 6 USC 18 Drimal pass incomplete (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 2 7 UMD 48 Pastrana pass for Carlson incomplete (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 3 5 CLM 40 Ammons pass for Charley Waters incomplete (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 3 6 USC 33 Ammons pass for Waters incomplete (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 2 9 USC 20 Ammons pass for Anderson incomplete (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 6 DUK 46 Leo Hart pass for Wes Chesson incomplete (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 1 10 DUK 40 Leo Hart pass for Marcel Courtillet incomplete (Dickie Harris, Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-01 Florida State 2 12 FSU 18 Bill Cappleman pass for Mike Gray incomplete (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 48 Scott pass for McLain incomplete (Pat Watson)
Defense - Interceptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 UGA 41 Mike Cavan pass intercepted by Pat Watson at SC 30
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 2 17 UVA 47 Gene Arnette pass for Jeff Calamos intercepted by Pat Watson at SC 21
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 2 7 WFU 35 Freddie Summers pass intercepted by Pat Watson at WF 40, returned 19 yards
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 2 15 WFU 40 Freddie Summers pass intercepted by Pat Watson at SC 37, returned 17 yards
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 2 17 WFU 14 Freddie Summers pass intercepted by Pat Watson
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 1 10 WFU 18 Freddie Summers pass intercepted by Pat Watson returned 27 yards
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 1 10 CLM 22 Ammons pass for Lawson intercepted by Pat Watson
1969 1969-10-04 Georgia 2 6 UGA 44 Cavan pass for Whittemore intercepted by Pat Watson + UGA penalty
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 3 5 USC 25 Shugars pass for Barnes intercepted by Pat Watson at SC 9, returned 5 yards
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 1 10 USC 21 Larry Russell pass intercepted by Pat Watson at SC 12, returned 10 yards
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 5 IAS 17 King rush for 4 (Wally Medlin, Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 32 King rush for 5 (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 20 USC 47 Brian Feikema, 14-yd pass from John Warder (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 3 4 USC 47 John Warder rush for 9 (Pat Watson, Don Buckner)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 2 John Warder rush for 3 (Wally Orrel, Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 3 6 IAS 29 Tom Busch, 20-yd pass from John Warder (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 49 Ben King rush for 9 (Pat Watson, Wally Orrel)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 38 Ray Coffey rush for 15 (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 2 5 USC 26 Bomar rush for 1 (Pat Watson, Wally Orrel) - NC clipping
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 40 Bomar rush for 14 (Pat Watson, Candler Boyd)
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 20 Kelley, 9-yd pass from Bomar (Dave Grant, Pat Watson)
1967 1967-09-30 Duke 3 1 USC 42 Calabrese rush for 10, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-10-21 Virginia 1 10 UVA 42 Quayle, 12-yd pass from Arnette (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-10-21 Virginia 2 9 USC 37 Serino, 19-yd pass from Arnette (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-10-21 Virginia 1 10 USC 24 Quayle, 9-yd pass from Arnette (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-10-21 Virginia 2 4 USC 4 Arnette rush for 2 (Pat Watson, Wally Medlin)
1967 1967-10-28 Maryland 3 18 UMD 26 Lovett, 9-yd pass from Drimal (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 2 9 ALA 34 Dennis Homan, 12-yd pass from Ken Stabler (Pat Watson, Tim Bice)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 1 10 ALA 20 David Chatwood rush for 6 (Pat Watson, Bob Cole)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 2 6 USC 44 Ken Stabler rush for 12 (Wally Medlin, Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 1 10 USC 49 Gene Raburn rush for 8 (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 1 10 50 Dennis Homan, 17-yd pass from Ken Stabler (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 2 7 ALA 39 David Chatwood rush for 3 (Don Somma, Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 2 8 ALA 16 Joe Kelley rush for 7 (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 2 4 ALA 45 Pete Moore rush for 11 (Pat Watson, Dave Lucas)
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 3 3 USC 37 Joe Kelley rush for 11 (Pat Watson, Candler Boyd)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 3 1 CLM 43 Buddy Gore rush for 43 (Pat Watson)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 3 3 USC 16 Phil Rogers, 4-yd pass from Jimmy Addison (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 2 10 DUK 39 Courtillet, 12-yd pass from Hart (Pat Watson, Butch Reeves)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 1 10 USC 43 Chesson rush for 8 (Wally Orrel, Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 2 10 USC 29 Carter, 16-yd pass from Hart (Wally Orrel, Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 1 10 USC 34 Asack rush for 7, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 2 6 USC 25 Wesolewski rush for 3 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 2 9 UNC 21 Bomar rush for 11 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 2 8 UNC 47 Blanchard, 14-yd pass from Bomar, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 2 10 USC 40 Johnson rush for 15 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 1 10 UMD 4 Lovett rush for 2 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 3 6 USC 41 Ron Sellers, 14-yd pass from Bill Cappleman (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 1 10 FSU 36 Sellers, 13-yd pass from Cappleman (Pat Watson, Tyler Hellams)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 1 10 USC 26 Pittman rush for 24 (Butch Reeves, Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 2 8 FSU 38 Sellers, 8-yd pass from Cappleman (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 2 7 USC 49 Sellers, 10-yd pass from Cappleman (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 UVA 20 Gene Arnette rush for 4 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 2 9 UVA 47 Charles Mooser, 5-yd pass from Gene Arnette (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 USC 18 Dave Wyncoop rush for 3 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 1 10 USC 37 Jack Dolbin rush for 4 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 1 10 USC 28 Buddy Gore rush for 6 (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 1 10 USC 16 Buddy Gore rush for 6 (Pat Watson, Al Usher)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 1 10 CLM 20 Michel rush for 2, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1968 1968-11-23 Clemson 3 11 CLM 5 Buddy Gore rush for 5, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 5 USC 46 Wes Chesson, 8-yd pass from Leo Hart (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 3 DUK 42 John Cappellano rush for 21 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 17 DUK 47 Leo Hart rush for 9 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 3 3 UNC 35 John Swofford rush for 6 (Pat Watson, Bo Davies)
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 3 6 UNC 31 Tony Blanchard, 12-yd pass from John Swofford (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 1 6 USC 6 John Swofford rush for 2 (Pat Watson, Al Usher)
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 44 Tony Blanchard, 11-yd pass from Miller (Pat Watson, Jimmy Nash)
1969 1969-10-04 Georgia 1 10 USC 21 Kemp rush for 5, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 1 2 USC 2 Bowers rush for no gain (Joe Wingard, Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 2 10 NCS 24 Mason, 54-yd pass from Moody (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 2 13 USC 16 Bob German rush for 10 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 3 14 USC 49 Jimmy Quinn rush for 4 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 1 10 USC 36 Terry Smoot rush for loss of 1, fumble, recovered by (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 1 10 USC 43 Thomas rush for 9 (Dave Lucas, Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 1 10 UMD 48 Fitzpatrick rush for 3 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 1 10 UMD 25 Miller rush for 20 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 2 6 UTN 42 Curt Watson rush for 3 (Rusty Ganas, Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 USC 36 McLeary rush for 7 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 1 10 WFU 27 Larry Russell rush for 1 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 3 10 WFU 37 Larry Russell scrambles for 9 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 0 0 USC 3 Lounsbury, extra point blocked by (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 3 6 CLM 28 Jim Sursavage, 4-yd pass from Rick Gilstrap (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 CLM 30 Ray Yauger rush for 2 (Pat Watson, Mack Lee Tharpe, Joe Wingard)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 45 Charlie Tolley rush for 5 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 2 10 USC 34 Jack Anderson, 10-yd pass from Tommy Kendrick (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 3 8 USC 22 Jack Anderson, 13-yd pass from Tommy Kendrick (Pat Watson, Pat Kohout)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 CLM 20 Charlie Tolley rush for 9 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 2 6 CLM 36 Jack Anderson, 3-yd pass from Tommy Kendrick (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 22 Jack Anderson, 8-yd pass from Tommy Kendrick (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-12-30 West Virginia 3 5 USC 14 Braxton rush for 4 (Pat Watson)
1969 1969-12-30 West Virginia 4 3 USC 3 Sherwood rush for 2 (Pat Watson)