Five minutes with Chargers fullback Derek Watt

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#34 of the Los Angeles Chargers talk on the field before the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Bolt Beat Contributor Steven Haglund talked with Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt to discuss fatherhood, his stellar special teams play and his goals for the rest of the season.

While at a charity event with JC Penney, Chargers fullback Derek Watt took a few minutes of his time to talk on the phone with me. We discussed the importance of giving back to the community, fatherhood, his special teams role on the team and what he expects going forward this season.

My first impression of Watt was that he was very polite and friendly. After I told him that I was a big fan of his, he joked back that he was a big fan of mine as well. It was a simple but very friendly gesture that meant a lot to me. We only had five minutes together but it seemed like we could have talked for a lot more than that if we had enough time, because he was so personable. He was an excellent interviewee. Keep reading to see the whole interview.

Steven: “Can you tell everyone what kind of event you are doing with JC Penney today?”

Derek: “Yeah, I just got here actually to JC Penney. We are going to help out 25 kids from the Boys and Girls club in the central orange coast today. So right now we are going to get organized to go and surprise them with $100 gift cards to do some shopping for themselves or their loved ones.”

Steven: “That’s awesome, is that something you’ve been doing for a while now?

Derek: “No, this is actually the first time I am teaming up with JC Penney to do this. I’ve done some other holiday events in the past. In college, I did some stuff called ‘Shopping the Cobb’, where we went holiday shopping for the kids. Last year with the Chargers we went and did some shoe shopping with the kids and again this year, we actually did that earlier today. I was just trying to find some more ways to give back, especially during the holidays, any way possible and when this opportunity presented itself it was just one that I wanted to jump on.”

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