Former Amphitheater and Arizona lineman David Watson to play football and baseball for Adams State

David Watson was assisting with the Amphitheater Girls Wrestling Team at the Sectional Tournament on Saturday. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.

Former Amphitheater and University of Arizona lineman David Watson entered the NCAA transfer portal in December and he was picked up by Adams State last week. Watson will also be playing baseball for the Grizzlies.

“David is great young man who has joined our team this spring. He brings a ton of experience to our program.,” said head football coach Jarrell Harrison. “He will be playing baseball also, and that speaks to the athleticism this big man has.”

Watson’s father, also named David Watson, played for the Wildcats in the 1990s and his mother, Laura Espinoza-Watson played softball for Arizona.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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