The Kansas City Chiefs will soon have a ton of intriguing prospects from across the region in town for the local pro day. One of those prospects has some strong ties to the team beyond his locale.
Southwestern Oklahoma State WR Isreal Watson is expected to be among those in attendance at the team’s local pro day. Watson’s father is none other than former Chiefs FB Kimble Anders, who went into the team’s Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame last season. His godfather also happens to be Chiefs Hall of Fame FB Tony Richardson.
The 6-foot-2 and 215-pound receiver grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He played football at Shawnee Mission West High School where he broke the school’s all-time yardage record.
Kansas State, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State and other schools recruited him out of high school, but he didn’t have the necessary grades to land at any of his top choices. He opted to go the junior college route playing at Butler CC in Eldorado, Kansas and New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, New Mexico before eventually landing at Southwestern Oklahoma State in 2022.
Watson was the leading receiver for the Bulldogs in 2022, earning a Second-Team All-GAC selection during the process. He recorded 71 receptions for 761 yards and six touchdown grabs, all marks ranking in the top 5 among receivers in the conference.
Check out Watson’s NSS interview for more information about the person and player.