Joe Watson (American football)

Joe Watson

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Watson on a 1950 Bowman football card
No. 51
Position: Center / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1925-08-19)August 19, 1925
Place of birth: Sherman, Texas
Date of death: November 2, 2006(2006-11-02) (aged 81)
Place of death: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Rice
NFL Draft: 1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Joseph LaVernie Watson (August 19, 1925 – November 2, 2006) was an American football player who played one season with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the fifth overall pick of the 1950 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rice University.[1]


  1. "JOE WATSON". Retrieved September 18, 2014.

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