Kenneth Dwight Watson (born March 13, 1978 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at Penn State.
Watson attended Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a prep All-American and an Associated Press all-state pick in 1995. In his senior season, he ran for 1,495 yards and 23 touchdowns. A fter his senior football season, he participated in the 1996 Big 33 game.
Watson was a multi-purpose player at Penn State, playing tailback, wide receiver and kick returner. He was part of the Penn State's infamous "running back by committee" during his senior season, sharing carries with future NFLers Larry Johnson, Omar Easy, and Eric McCoo. He holds three Penn State records: career kickoff returns (67), career kickoff yardage (1,506 yards), and single-season kickoff yardage (522 yards).