"If that's how they want me to contribute to the team, that's what I'll do," Watford said. "They're still giving me a lot of reps ... I'm still out here working hard and staying ready."
Virginia's Rocco, Watford getting accustomed to new roles →
Watford, a true freshman, has received pep talks from both offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and head coach Mike London, who have urged him to keep working as if he's the starter, which he would be if Rocco went down.