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David Watford (born June 16, 1993) is a Canadian football quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football as a quarterback at Virginia for three seasons before transferring to Hampton.

David Watford
No. 6 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 (age 26)
Hampton, Virginia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Hampton (Hampton, Virginia)
College:Hampton
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Passing completions:20
Passing attempts:40
Passing yards:242
TDINT:1–2
Rushing touchdowns:6
Player stats at CFL.ca

Early yearsEdit

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Watford went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a wide receiver on July 27, 2016.[2] He was waived on September 3, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on January 2, 2017.[5] He was waived on August 26, 2017.[6]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

On October 9, 2017, Watford was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice squad as a quarterback.[7] Watford made his professional debut for the Roughriders the following season in the second half of the Riders Week 3 loss to the Montreal Alouettes.[8] Watord, who came on to replace an ineffective Brandon Bridge, completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 108 yards, throwing one touchdown and two interceptions in the game. Watford struggled in limited playing time in 2018, completing 15 of 32 pass attempts for 168 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In the playoffs where the Roughriders were eliminated in their lone game against Winnipeg in the West Division semi-final, Watford recorded one rush for 6 yards. Additionally he was brought in for the final play where he threw a desperation deep pass which was intercepted. Watford was unable to beat out free agent addition Cody Fajardo during the 2019 preseason, and was cut on June 8.[9]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

On July 29, 2019, after a season-ending injury to starting QB Jeremiah Masoli, the Tiger-Cats announced that they had signed Watford.[10] Watford provided depth to Hamilton, served as a short yardage rusher who scored 6 touchdowns during 12 games played, and in garbage time in Hamilton's season finale, brought the team in range for a game winning field goal; Hamilton's win was meaningless for playoff seeding purposes which had been settled weeks prior, but it did further establish a franchise best record of 15-3.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Watford, Hampton Pirates, Dual-Threat Quarterback". 247Sports.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (July 27, 2016). "Eagles sign a quarterback who is converting to wide receiver". BleedingGreenNation.com. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris; Smith, Alex (September 3, 2016). "Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Eagles Claim Three Players Off Waivers". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  5. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 2, 2017). "Eight Signed To Reserve/Future Contracts". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  6. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 26, 2017). "Roster Moves: Eagles Waive Two Receivers And A Cornerback". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  7. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". cfl.ca/. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "2018-06-30 Game Tracker - Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (2477) - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  9. ^ https://3downnation.com/2019/06/08/riders-sever-ties-with-qb-david-watford/
  10. ^ "TICATS SIGN QB DAVID WATFORD". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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