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Tahjai Watt
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Tahjai  Watt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
North Mecklenburg HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
LB


12/23/2017

WCU’s Owen Cosenke Named Freshman All-America by Phil Steele

14 Catamounts additionally named All-SoCon by same publication

12/18/2017

Twenty-Four Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement

Four Catamounts graduate with honors; three received graduate degrees

11/22/2017

Catamount Football Weekly: 2017 Season Wrap-Up

Head coach Mark Speir reflects on the bounce-back season

11/21/2017

13 Catamounts Earn All-Southern Conference Honors

WCU has four players collect unanimous first team recognition

11/11/2017

Post-Game Notes: No. 25 Western Carolina vs. Mercer

09/16/2017

Catamount Football Wins at Gardner-Webb

Western Carolina football snapped a seven-game road losing skid with a 42-27 win at Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in 10 of the team's 11 games with one start, the first of his collegiate career coming at Samford (Oct. 22) ... Recorded 40 tackles including 25 solo stops and two tackles for loss, both coming on sacks ... Tallied a pair of quarterback hurries ... Blocked a kick in the home win over VMI (Nov. 5), finishing with a career-best eight tackles against the Keydets ... Credited with a tackle and a pass break-up in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in nine games as a reserve along the defensive line and on special teams ... Recorded 31 tackles including 13 solo stops and three tackles for loss ... Recorded tackles in each of the nine games in which he played ... Forced and recovered a fumble against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) ... Tallied half a sack against Mercer (Oct. 10) ... Posted a then career-high seven tackles including three solo stops at Wofford (Oct. 17) ... Credited with one quarterback hurry and batted one pass down at the line of scrimmage ... Recorded five stops including three sacks in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games as a reserve along the WCU defensive line … Credited with four tackles including two solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6) with his first career tackle coming at Furman (Sept. 27) … Converted to linebacker during 2015 spring drills … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded six tackles including two sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.

Prior to Western Carolina: Two-time All-I-Meck Conference selection who was a conference player of the year finalist as a senior ... Played both ways as a defensive end and a tight end on offense ... Also played power forward on the basketball court as a prep earning all-conference accolades.

Personal: Full name Tahjai Henri Watt ... Is the son of Todd Lynch and Constance Watt, both of whom played sports in college ... Has one sibling, Eric Lynch.

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