Skyhawk Football | Dean Wathen
|Height/Weight||6-2 - 246 lbs.|
2013: Saw time in all 12 games, earning the starting nod against Jacksonville State on Oct. 5…Made seven tackles (four solo) with a tackle for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry…Made a tackle in seven games…Had a half-sack against Jacksonville State (Oct. 5) and at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 16)…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2012: Played in all 11 games on the defensive line, tallying five tackles (one solo), 0.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries…Had a half-tackle for loss at Murray State on Oct. 13…Was responsible for a quarterback hurry in victories against Jacksonville State (Nov. 3) and against Tennessee State (Nov. 17)…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2011: Appeared in four games for the Skyhawks, starting one…Recorded six tackles, three unassisted tackles and three assisted tackles…Tallied a season-best three tackles against Murray State…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2010: Appeared in 11 games on defense...Recorded 10 tackles on the season, five assisted tackles and five unassisted tackles...Blocked two kicks against Murray State…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Was a three-year starter at defensive end and played tight end on offense in certain situations for head coach Clay Clevenger at Henderson County High School...Caught five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown...Was a second-team Kentucky Associated Press all-state selection as a defensive lineman and honorable mention on the Courier-Journal's all-state team...Named the Kentucky Football Coaches Association Class 6-A First District Player of the Year...Helped HCHS post a 9-4 won-loss record and advance to the 6-A Regional championship game...Also was a member of the HCHS swim team.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 4, 1991…Son of Richard and Lynda Wathen…Majoring in health and human performance.