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Watts in critical condition

10/11/2004

Arizona Wildcats: A freshman offensive lineman was shot at
an off-campus party early Sunday morning.

Sheldon Watts was in critical condition at a Tucson hospital
after being shot around 2 a.m. at an east side home, said Sgt.
Marco Barboa, a Tucson police spokesman.

Investigators say a disagreement occurred between some
partygoers inside the house and continued outside, where someone
started firing gunshots, Barboa said.

Detectives say they have no indication that Watts was involved
in the argument.

Watts was at the party with three other redshirt players, who
police aren't identifying. Watts, an offensive lineman from
Hightower High School in Fort Bend County, Texas, was among the 20
high school players in the initial recruiting class unveiled by
Arizona coach Mike Stoops in February. He was one of seven
Houston-area recruits to sign with the Wildcats, a profile of Watts
on the team's Web site said.

An Arizona recruit from Texas died earlier this year after
collapsing during a voluntary conditioning session. McCollins Umeh,
an 18-year-old defensive end, died in June from an enlarged heart.

Washington Huskies: Casey Paus is expected to start at quarterback
when the school resumes Pac-10 play next weekend against visiting
Oregon State.

Redshirt freshman Carl Bonnell strained his groin last week in
practice and was pulled out during the first half of a 21-6 win
over San Jose State on Saturday. He's not expected to practice
until late in the week.

Isaiah Stanback moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart.