SArmani Watts

Texas A&M — SEC
  • Height: 5104
  • Weight: 191
  • Hometown: Forney, TX
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Senior): Defensive team captain that started in all 12 games making 82 tackles with four interceptions and two forced fumbles … named to the AP All-America Third Team … earned First Team All-SEC distinction … selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl … opened the season with 13 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups at UCLA … picked off two passes and had eight tackles, including two for loss, against Louisiana … sealed the victory in OT against Arkansas with an interception in the endzone … made six tackles and intercepted a pass at Florida … notched 11 tackles and blocked a kick against Mississippi State … blocked a kick and had 10 tackles against Auburn … forced a fumble and registered 11 tackles at LSU. 

2016 (Junior): Continued where he left off in 2015 with a strong junior season starting in each of his nine games before missing the remaining four games with a leg injury ... recorded 56 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, two picks, and two forced fumbles and fumble recoveries ... started the season with a seven-tackle performance against UCLA with a sack for a loss of 11 yards ... stripped and recovered a fumble in a goal line stand against Arkansas while also recording three tackles during a huge 1st-and-goal situation in the third quarter ...   had the marquee moment for the team with a game-ending pick against Tennessee in overtime ... also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against Tennessee ... had a season high 12 tackles in his final full game against Mississippi State.

2015 (Sophmore): Led the Aggies with 126 tackles on the season ... was the first Aggie to reach 100 tackles since 2010 and the first defensive back since 2003 ... played and started all 13 games at free safety ... recorded a career-high 20 tackles against Ole Miss, which tied for the fifth-most in a game in school history ... also had six tackles for loss on the campaign ... intercepted one pass for 10 yards ... broke up two passes on the year ... recorded two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble on the year. 

2014 (Freshman): Won the starting free safety job in fall camp and emerged as one of the Aggies’ top playmakers on defense ... led the team with three pickoffs and also contributed 59 tackles, including 38 solo stops and two tackles for loss ... also broke up nine opponent aerials ... had a season-high seven tackles against Mississippi State and five or more tackles in seven games ... played in every game with seven starts ... on a play that was called back due to unsportsmanlike conduct (due to sideline interference) against Rice, Watts scooped up a blocked field goal at the TAMU 7 and weaved through the Owls for an apparent 93-yard TD. 

High School: Coached by Lance Gary at North Forney HS in Forney, Texas ... first-team Class 4A All-State as a senior after making 64 tackles  and nine interceptions as a senior ... Watts also contributed 446 receiving yards and 233 rushing yards ... first-team All-Area by the Dallas Morning News ... first-team All-Texas High School by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ... was first-team all-district on offense and defense and as a return man ... as a junior, Watts earned all-district honors at quarterback after racking up nearly 2,000 total yards, including 1,016 as a rusher ... as a sophomore, he contributed 333 rushing yards and 231 receiving yards. 

Personal: Armani Watts is the son of Detra Alexander of Forney, Texas ... born March 19, 1996 ... university studies major with a concentration in leadership in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.