University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Jaylen Watson

Height 5-10
Weight 174 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Detroit, Mich.
High School Central Catholic
Jaylen  Watson - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

High School Honors – – First-team all-state, all-region and all-conference as a senior… earned the team’s Iron Man Award as a junior… recognized as the team’s offensive MVP as a sophomore… team captain as a junior… Career – – Two-time football letterman playing defensive back and wide receiver… Toledo Central Catholic claimed a state title, winning all 16 games his senior year… amassed 1,102 receiving yards on 62 catches; 164 rushing yards; 16 total touchdowns; over 15 tackles; four pass break-ups and only one ball caught in coverage as a senior… his 1,102 receiving yards are the most in the Catholic High School League in 2023… had 227 receiving yards and three scores on 24 catches in only four games played… totaled 556 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 42 receptions as a sophomore.



Personal – – Born 10/20/2005… sport and recreation major… parents are Jason Watson and Latoya Pillow… has four younger sisters… former Hawkeye running back Fred Russell (2001-03) is an uncle… Honor Roll… high school coach was Greg Dempsey..