2016-17 Football
1 Wes Jordan WR
2 Nick Jones QB
3 Rashaad Smith DB
4 Will Elm OLB
5 Braxton Ivery WR
6 Jackson Swindler WR
7 Raleigh Yeldell QB
8 Joe Blue ILB
9 Holden Beemiller WR
10 Sumner Cooler QB
11 Tovaris Cureton WR
12 Mac McCurry ILB
13 Markell Castle WR
14 Manny McCord WR
15 J.T. Waters WR
16 Baptiste Staggers TE
17 Jawanza Adams DB
18 Tony Gaston DB
19 Cole Watson WR
20 Trey Gregg HB
21 Tevin Williams OLB
22 Romelo Doctor RB
23 LaQuan White DB
24 Rameak Smith OLB
25 Caleb Belton DB
26 Alonzo McGill OLB
27 Anfernee Moffett ILB
28 Kareem Auguste DB
29 Avery Shippy DB
30 Rondreas Truesdale RB
31 Marcus Brown FS
32 Jimmy Holmes DL
33 Kardeem Hines DB
34 Austin Barnes TE
35 Knox Butcher FB
36 Steven Archie RB
37 Rashard Alston FB
38 Hasani Brown DB
39 Boo Williams OLB
40 Trey Woods OLB
41 Baylen English DB
42 Jaquille Oden DL
43 Desmond Beasley-Jones OLB
44 Stan Davis DL
45 Chase Austin ILB
46 Hampton Smith OLB
47 Troy Cunningham OLB
48 Terrell Johnson DB
49 Deonte Rice DB
50 Will Holbrook ILB
51 Keiron Murphy OL
52 Dakota Mozingo OL
53 Chris Watkins ILB
54 Peyton Hite OLB
55 Darryl Foster ILB
56 Christian Tejada OL
57 Austin Anderson OL
58 Marcus Chestnut ILB
59 Malcolm Ford DB
60 Troy Cann K
61 Trevin Mingo-Watts OL
62 Daryus Gillespie DL
63 Perry Able LS
64 Cody Wadford OL
65 Andrew Sprouse DL
66 Josh Spigner DL
67 Tevin Thomas OL
68 Dylan Beauchamp OL
69 Shea Rodgers K
70 Tyler Anderson OL
71 Chris Morales OL
72 Austin Turner OL
73 Dylan Richey OL
75 Kinard Lisbon DL
76 Bobby McNeil OL
77 Sam Hall OL
78 Tyler Stasky OL
79 Travis Morgan LS
80 Keinan Lewis WR
81 Darius Clark WR
82 Raquan Brown RB
83 Dv'nn Cooks WR
84 Vidal McKnight WR
85 Elijah Jackson RB
86 Najee Bowens RB
87 Dalton Brown WR
88 Dylan Quinn FB
89 Wyatt Craig TE
90 Ty'Ran Dixon DL
91 Isaac Ferguson DL
92 Tanner Adair DL
93 Josh Parker DE
94 Terrance Salley DL
95 Antwan Martin DL
96 Terrell Owens DL
97 Tiquan Lyles DL
98 Tyler Lindsay DL
99 Jamarcus Henderson DL
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Drew Watson

Drew Watson

POSITION DB
ALMA MATER Newberry, '89

Drew Watson enters his seventh overall season at Newberry and fifth as its secondary coach in 2017. He is also responsible for coordinating Newbery's special teams. Watson is in his second coaching stint at Newberry, having previously roamed the Setzler Field sidelines in 1989 and 1990, and returned to his alma mater after spending the 2012 season as the Defensive Coordinator at Presbyterian.


The 2016 season saw Newberry capture its third SAC championship with a 10-2 record and earn a bid to the NCAA Division II Football Championship for the third time in four seasons. Newberry ranked No. 1 in the nation by allowing one total punt return yard during the entire 2016 campaign. The Wolves' kickoff return defense was 13th nationally at 17.11 yards allowed per return.


Rashaad Smith earned second team all-SAC honors as a defensive back, leading the team with 10 passes defended and tallying three interceptions. In all, Newberry defensive backs finished the season with 10 total interceptions and 20 pass breakups.


Prior to his time at Presbyterian, Watson was at Coastal Carolina for 10 seasons coaching the safeties. In 2010 he was responsible for coaching outside linebackers and has assisted with special teams during his time in Conway. From 2002-07 Watson served as Coastal's recruiting coordinator and came in to help build the Chanticleer football program from its inaugural year in 2002.


During Watson's stint, the Chanticleer defense ranked among the Big South's best in pass defense. In 2009, the team ranked 15th nationally and was second in the league. The team led the Big South in 2008, 2007, 2006 and ranked second in 2005. Coastal Carolina ranked fourth in the nation in interceptions with 21 picks in 2009, after ranking first in 2006 with 19 in 2004 with 27.


Watson coached NFL safety Quinton Teal, who was a two-time second and third team All-American, as well as Academic All-American Marcus Lott. He also recruited current San Diego Charger Mike Tolbert, 2007 All-American Honorable Mention Marrio Norman and his brother, 2011 First Team All-American Josh Norman.


From 1990-2002 Watson was an assistant coach at Wofford. During his 12 season with the Terriers he split his time coaching the running backs and the offensive line. He also assisted with the special teams and was part of the staff that made the transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in 1995, as well as the move to the Southern Conference in 1997.


While Watson was at Wofford, the team led the nation in rushing offense and made the NCAA Division II Playoffs two separate occasions. In 1997 he coached All-American center Dan Williams.


Prior to Wofford, he served as the secondary coach at Newberry during the 1989 and 1990 seasons, and assisted with special teams.


Watson graduated Newberry College with a degree in business administration in 1989. He was a four-year letter-winner and three year starter at cornerback and earned Second Team NAIA All-American honors and First Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors as a senior, as well as the team's Most Valuable Player award. As a junior, he was named Honorable Mention All-American.


A native of Anderson, Watson is married to the former Melanie Dillingham of Newberry and has three children - Cole, Cate and Anna.