Steve Watson

Class of

Inducted

St. Mark’s High School went 12-0 in 1974 enroute to the state football championship led by Steve Watson ,who made first team All-State as an end. Watson had a brilliant career at Temple
University, accorded All-East honors and named his team’s Most Valuable pass receiver. On NFL draft day in 1979, when he expected Denver to pick him in the 3rd round, the Broncos overlooked him
completely. That gave him something to prove–which he did by walking into the Broncos’ preseason camp as a free agent and making the squad. Two years later, Watson made first team All-Pro wide
receiver with 60 catches for 1,244 yards and 13 touchdowns. From 1983 through 1986, he started 64 consecutive games, including the 1986 and 1987 Super Bowls. His career ended in 1988 after he
suffered a cracked neck vertebra in the first preseason game. Watson was Colorado’s “Athlete of the Year” and Broncos’ MVP in 1981; in 1983 he was team captain and the Broncos’ offensive MVP and NFL”
Man of the Year”.

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