Buc’s Watson Named Player of the Month

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson named NFC special teams player of the month for November.

  • Watson blocked a punt which was returned for a touchdown and recovered a special teams fumble that led to a Buccaneers touchdown during the month. He also had two special teams tackles.
  • In Week 10’s win over San Diego, Watson blocked a punt that was returned 29 yards by ADAM HAYWARD for a touchdown. It marked the first touchdown scored off a blocked punt by the Buccaneers since November 8, 2009 when RONDE BARBER scored off a blocked punt by GENO HAYES.
  • The following week, in Tampa Bay’s 27-21 overtime win at Carolina, Watson recovered a fumble on a punt that eventually led to a Buccaneers touchdown.
  • Watson had two special teams tackles in November and has five special teams tackles this season.
  • In his third season from Florida State, this is Watson’s first career Player of the Month Award.
  • Watson is the first Buccaneer to be named Special Teams Player of the Month since CLIFTON SMITH (November 2008)

Source: NFL Media