Athlete Feature: Argos Receiver Spencer Watt

At CAVE we got the opportunity to sit down with Toronto Argonauts receiver Spencer Watt. Drafted by the Argonauts in the 3rd Round (18th overall) in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft. He signed with Toronto on May 19, 2010. Watt is a second year from Simon Fraser University, he had 29 catches for 345 yards and 1 td in 2011. He received Canadian Player of the Week honours in the final week of the 2010 season. There has been a natural progression for Spencer from making the Argos roster to becoming a starter on the offense. We got to ask him these questions before he headed back to Vancouver for the off-season.


CAVE: Is there anything that you notice is different about the women of Toronto compared to that of the Women in Vancouver?

Spencer: I hate to say it, but I feel like the women of Toronto are a little easier going and laid back compared to the women of Vancouver. At least this is what I’ve experienced.

CAVE: Describe Toronto in a sentence

Spencer: It’s so much bigger than I ever thought growing up.

CAVE: What part of Vancouver would you like to bring to Toronto?

Spencer: The scenery, growing in North Vancouver I was blessed to have the mountains in my backyard and the beach as my next door neighbor.

CAVE: Football culture in Toronto, is there one?

Spencer: There is a football culture, but not nearly as much as I would like to see considering there are so many professional teams competing for fans.

CAVE: Summarize your steps from having an unnoticed senior year at SFU, to not being invited to E-Camp to ascending to a starting position on the Argos.

Spencer: Basically, I just took it one step at a time. I wasn’t given the same opportunities as other guys, so whenever I had a chance I to showcase my skills I had to give it my everything. Once I got drafted, I took it on as another challenge to improve and take my skills to another level.

CAVE: What do you envision in the perfect mancave?

Spencer: Mini-fridge, food, Massive TV with the PS3 hooked up, good friends and some stories from the night before.

CAVE: Argos named 7 all-stars this season, what do you have to do to make it there next season?

Spencer: Those are big ambitions, but I think they can be attained through hard work and dedication to my craft. I’m taking it up myself and challenging myself this offseason to take the next step in that direction.

CAVE: If not for football, what would you be doing?

Spencer: After my second year of university, I had people telling me that I had potential to play professional football. I put all my focus in that direction, knowing that if I was ever going to have a chance that would be absolutely essential to pour my soul into football. So to tell you that I would be doing something else, I’d be lying to you. It’s been a dream come true.

CAVE: What are your non-football related passions?

Spencer: To get my mind off of football, I love to spend time with friends and family and enjoy some of the more simple pleasures in life such as family dinners, and hanging with friends.

CAVE:  How do you relate to the everyday Canadian male? What can the everyday guy pickup from watching you?

Spencer: I wake up and I feel the same as I did before I became an Argo. There is no difference between me and the “everyday Canadian male.” The “everyday Canadian male,” may wake up and put on a shirt and tie, or construction boots. I put on my work clothes everyday too; cleats, helmet, and gloves. As far as what the everyday guy can pick up from me, when I’m in between the white lines I turn on the switch and turn into a completely different person. I take my job very seriously and when I step on the field, I will do anything to help my team win. When I’m away from the field, I try to relax and if you met me you wouldn’t think that I’m a professional athlete, you would think I’m just a normal guy.

For more on Spencer, follow him on twitter @swatt89

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