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Tally-ho, Watson

British lineman parlays chance at American football into starting role with Noles

Updated: September 20, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
By David M. Hale | NoleNation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Menelik Watson had just wrapped up the first game of his career at Florida State, just the ninth football game he'd played in his life, and there was cause for celebration.

Watson was the Seminoles' starting right tackle in a blowout win over Murray State, an easy victory for his team but a nearly incomprehensible milestone for the 23-year-old junior college transfer. Watson had company, too. His close friend Reggie Johnson, an FSU alum who just a year earlier had spent ...

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