WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter delivered the first “Extra Effort” award to Howard Watson in September, 1981. He played defensive end for the Cougars at Apex High School.
Little did we know in 1981, there was more than one connection Watson had with WRAL. Fast forward 34 years to 2015 when Jeff Gravley, now WRAL Sports Director/anchor, caught up with Watson at his old high school.
Gravley played high school football at the same time as Watson. He was a quarterback at Webb High School and played against Apex High School. Watson admits he probably tackled Gravley back in the day.
Watch and listen to what Howard Watson did after high school and what he is doing now.
This story aired in November, 2015.