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TULSA'S WATTS PLAYS IN SATURDAY'S NFLPA GAME

Trey Watts plays for the National Team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Game on Saturday.
Trey Watts plays for the National Team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Game on Saturday.
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Jan. 17, 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa senior running back Trey Watts will play for the National Team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Game on Saturday from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The game kicks off at 5:00 pm (CT)/3:00 pm (PT) on ESPN 2. Dick Vermeil will be coaching the National Team and Denny Green coaches the American Team.

Watts (5'11", 200), from Fairfax, Va., led Tulsa in rushing and had the most rushing yards in Conference USA with 1,329 yards in 12 games. It was the second straight 1,000-yard rushing season for Watts, making him only the fourth player in school history with 1,000 yards in two separate seasons. Watts concluded the season with five straight 100+ rushing games and totaled eight 100-yard rushing performances this season.

Watts ranked seventh in the country for all-purpose yards, 16th for rushing yards and 18th for rushing yards per game. Watts led C-USA in all-purpose yards with his 171.4-yard average per game. He was named as a C-USA first-team all-conference running back and was one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, an award given to the nation's top player who began his career as a walk-on athlete.