Asa Watson, 23, played in 36 games for North Carolina State and caught 29 passes for 351 yards with one touchdown. The 6-foot-3, 237-pounder is the brother of former Patriots TE Ben Watson.
Asa Watson was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 12, 2014.COLLEGE
- Played in 36 career games and caught 29 passes for 351 yards and one touchdown. Also returned one punt for 20 yards.
- Received a medical redshirt for the 2011 season after undergoing heart surgery.
- Named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2012.
- Born Aug. 2, 1990.
- Tallied 16 receptions for 423 yards and two touchdowns as a senior and was an all-state selection.
- A Shrine Bowl selection and captain, he won the event’s Outstanding Achievement Award for the highest GPA among participants.
- Older brother, Benjamin was a first-round draft selection by the Patriots in 2004 and spent six seasons with New England before moving onto the Cleveland Browns and currently plays for the New Orleans Saints.
- Did mission work in Jamaica in 2012 and has spent time working on youth on Skid Row in L.A. in 2011.
- Majored in communication at North Carolina State.