2012 (Wpg): Appearing in only 10 games in his third CFL season, Cory Watson was forced to miss the first four games and then the final four games due to separate injuries, limiting his production to just 35 receptions for 344 yards and one touchdown. He recorded his only 100-yard effort of the season on Aug 16/12 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when he hauled in a career-high ten receptions for 105 yards.
2011 (Wpg): Watson improved dramatically in his sophomore season, starting every game at slotback including both the East Final and 99th Grey Cup. He recorded his first 100-yard game during the Banjo Bowl on Sep 11/11 when he caught nine passes for 111 yards and followed that up a week later by catching three passes for 103 yards. Watson finished first on the team in receptions with 69 and third on the team in receiving yards with 793. He scored his only touchdown of the season on Aug 5/11 against the Edmonton Eskimos.
2010 (Wpg): The Blue Bombers’ top draft pick in 2010, Watson played in 15 games as a rookie, missing three due to a knee injury. He began the season as the team’s starting wide receiver before giving way to Aaron Hargreaves in week four, but returned to the starting lineup after making the switch to slotback where he would start the final three games of the year. His coming out party was in the season finale against the Calgary Stampeders on Nov 5/10 when he caught two passes for 67 yards – including his first-ever CFL touchdown, a 55-yard pass from Joey Elliott.
Concordia Stingers (CIS): Watson was Concordia’s leading receiver in his final three years and as a senior, he caught 52 passes for 821 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Quebec University Football League in receptions, receiving yardage and yards per game. He ranked second in the CIS in those same categories and was named a second-team CIS All-Canadian.
Winnipeg selected Cory Watson in the second round (9th overall) of the 2010 CFL Draft.