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Name: Gunnar Watson 
College: Troy     Number: 18
Height: 6-2   Weight: 200
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2024

40 Low: 5.10
   40 Time: 5.16
  40 High: 5.20

> Projected Round:   Stock:    

Combine Invite: 
Height: 6023
Weight: 200

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Dates: 03/18/24
Hand: 08 1/2  Arm: 30 1/4
Wingspan: 74

Height: 6023
Weight: 200
40 Yrd Dash: 5.16
20 Yrd Dash: 2.96
10 Yrd Dash: 1.78
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 24
Broad Jump: 08'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.63
3-Cone Drill: 7.44

-10 LBs/40 Time Range: 5.14-5.17/Projected: 4.89/**+.27/No Bench-Choice


 Data Scout Notes: 2023: 3rdC...2022: NAC...2022: (+) Coming off Oct 2022 Undisclosed INJ...2021: NAC...2020: NAC

 Gunnar Watson, Troy, Player News

  12/03/22 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Gunnar Watson passed for 318 yards and three long touchdowns to lead Troy to a 45-26 victory over Coastal Carolina in the Sun Belt Conference championship game on Saturday. The Trojans (11-2) raced ahead 31-0 in the first half en route to their Sun Belt-record seventh league title and 10th consecutive win under first-year coach Jon Sumrall. It was Troy's first league title since 2017 and fans celebrated by storming the field and bringing down a goal post. By the time three-time Sun Belt player of the year Grayson McCall got the offense going for Coastal Carolina (9-3), it was all but over. McCall started at quarterback after missing the past two games with a foot injury. Watson completed 12 of 17 passes, including touchdowns of 67 yards and 36 yards to Rajae' Johnson and a 65-yarder to Deshon Stoudemire. Watson was hit as he was throwing the 67-yarder with Johnson stretching out to grab it. Johnson then snagged the ball one-handed to answer the Chanticleers' second touchdown. DK Billingsley ran for three touchdowns, including a 33-yarder, for the Trojans.

Troy rebounded from a 1-2 start to the season, including losing to Appalachian State on a Hail Mary. McCall overcame a rough start to complete 29 of 41 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns with a late interception. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown. McCall led touchdown drives heading into and coming out of halftime after his team started out getting outgained 316-22. The momentum didn't last. T.J. Jackson then had a strip sack and fumble recovery inside Coastal Carolina's 10 to set up a touchdown. The stats evened out but the score never got too uncomfortable for Troy. Coastal Carolina actually ended with a 432-411 edge in total yards. Coastal Carolina has lost two straight lopsided games, including a 47-7 defeat to James Madison. Coach Jamey Chadwell is reportedly a candidate to replace Hugh Freeze at Liberty. - Troy/AP College Football

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  09/10/22 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Gunnar Watson passed for 351 yards and four touchdowns and Troy scored 31 unanswered points to beat Alabama A&M 38-17 on Saturday night for coach Jon Sumrall's first victory. Troy (1-1), which was coming off a 28-10 loss to No. 21 Mississippi, will play Appalachian State next Saturday in Boone, N.C., the announced site of ESPN's College GameDay. The Mountaineers upset No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14 earlier Saturday. Troy had a slim 7-3 lead at halftime in front of the 10th-largest crowd (26,189) in school history at The Vet. Alabama A&M (0-2) hosts Austin Peay next week. - AP College Football

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  12/05/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Gunnar Watson threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns while wearing thick pads to protect fractured ribs and Troy blanked South Alabama 29-0 on Saturday to win the "Battle of the Belt" for an unprecedented third straight time. Watson threw all three touchdowns in the second quarter - finding Khalil McClain from 15, Kaylon Geiger from 15 and Tray Eafford from 21. Evan Legassey added a 44-yard field goal eight seconds before the half to end the scoring for Troy (5-5, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference).

Neither team had won three straight "Battles for the Belt" since the challenge series began nine years ago. Troy's game-opening drive ended with an interception when Tez Johnson's pass on a reverse was picked off by Dewayne Betts. The Trojan defense forced a three-and-out and Legassey put points on the board with a 22-yard field goal. South Alabama (4-7, 3-5) was held to 239 yards of offense, 17 first downs and never got into the red zone. Desmond Trotter passed for 144 yards and the Jaguars gained just 57 on the ground. Trotter threw an interception and lost a fumble after being sacked. Each led to a Troy touchdown. - Troy/AP College Football

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  10/17/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Evan Legassey kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give Troy a 31-29 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. Parker McKinney threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keyion Dixon, capping a 10-play, 80-yard drive that gave Eastern Kentucky (1-4) the lead with 21 seconds to play. Reggie Todd returned the ensuing kickoff 35 yards before Legassey kicked the game-winner three plays later. Gunnar Watson was 26-of-38 passing for 333 yards and threw three touchdown passes to lead Troy (3-1). Kimani Vidal had 143 yards rushing and a 1-yard touchdown run, and is the first true freshman in the program to record back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. McKinney was 30-of-47 passing for 370 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Dixon, including a school-record 90-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Attendance was 10,500 with social distancing measures in place at 30,000-seat Veterans Memorial Stadium. - Troy/AP College Football

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  10/16/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Confidence and poise were two popular words used on Saturday while describing Watson's performance. "I thought he was really poised back there," said head coach Chip Lindsey. "He really made good decisions and he threw the ball with good trajectory. I thought he showed a lot of poise and confidence. I thought the longer the game went he got more confident." In Troy's loss to BYU earlier this month pressure got to Watson. Watson was sacked a total of four times and hurried three times. Against Texas State Watson had more time to move around the pocket and was not sacked. Because of that Watson believes he was more comfortable. "The more I play the more comfortable I get," Watson said. "I thought our offensive line did a heck of a job of protecting. They brought a little pressure, but I felt like I had plenty of time today to sit back there and go through my progressions."

Watson had more time preparing for this game due to the postponement of Troy's game against South Alabama. He made good use of the extra time. "It helped me prepare a lot," Watson said. "I got in the film room a lot more last week and I think everybody was ready." Despite the strong performance, Watson has already turned the page and is looking forward to his next contest against Eastern Kentucky. "It was big, but we have to put that one to bed and get on to the next one," Watson said. "It's get to get a win, but I'm looking forward to the next one and getting better this week during practice." - Troy Messenger

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  10/12/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  OCT 12 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Gunnar Watson, Troy,...Gunnar Watson gashed Texas State for 338 yards, four touchdown and a 71.7 completion percentage despite playing in the remnants of Hurricane Delta -- all his numbers were career highs. He completed passes to 10 different receivers in the game, and completed 23-of-30 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Watson led an offensive unit that did not turn the ball over all game despite the soggy condition. - Sun Belt Football

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  09/19/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Troy opened its season with a 47-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. Watson threw both of his touchdown passes to Khalil McClain in the first half, including a 5-yarder with three seconds left before the break to lead 26-7. Three Trojans running backs scored on short runs with Troy rushing for 240 yards. Troy outgained MTSU 496-241. Troy's Will Choloh had a sack for a safety and Terence Dunlap two of the Trojans' three interceptions. MTSU (0-2) limited fan capacity to 7,000 in their 30,788-seat stadium with face coverings required. Troy will host MTSU in a second regular-season meeting on Nov. 21. A second game was slated after Troy's four originally scheduled nonleague games were canceled. It's the third time since 1999 that two Division I teams will play in the same regular season. - Troy Football

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  08/24/20 - QB Gunnar WatsonrSr/2024, Troy, 6-2, 200 (DS#38 QB) + More +

  Troy went through its second scrimmage of the fall Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium exactly two weeks out from its season opener against Louisiana-Monroe. The Trojans ran around 125 plays on the day, and head coach Chip Lindsey named sophomore Gunnar Watson the starting quarterback following the scrimmage. "Throughout the whole camp and preseason practice (Gunnar) has been the most consistent quarterback," Lindsey said following the scrimmage. "Gunnar has to do a good job to keep that spot but we will go with him in game one as our starter." Watson took all of the snaps with the No. 1 offense Saturday and led several scoring drives including a textbook back shoulder touchdown pass to Kaylon Geiger. "I'm excited and ready to play some ball," Watson said. "(Being named the starter) gives you a little more confidence and gets you going to lead the team." - Montgomery Advertiser

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