41 Facts About Deshaun Watson


Deshaun Watson played college football at Clemson, where he led the team to a national championship in 2016.

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Deshaun Watson was selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

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Deshaun Watson received Pro Bowl honors in each of his three seasons as Houston's primary starter.

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Deshaun Watson has the highest career completion percentage of all time, and is second in all-time career passer rating.

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Deshaun Watson attended Gainesville High School from the fall of 2010 and played for the school's Red Elephants football team.

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Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller had planned to start a rising junior at quarterback to execute his spread offense, but Deshaun Watson won the starting spot, becoming Miller's first-ever freshman starting quarterback.

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Deshaun Watson excelled in his junior year, winning a state championship and earning accolades such as Junior All-American, 2014 Player to Watch and 2014 Top 100 Recruit.

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Deshaun Watson was ranked as the top quarterback recruit for the 2014 class by ESPN 300.

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Deshaun Watson entered his true freshman season as the backup to starter Cole Stoudt, but still received extensive playing time.

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Deshaun Watson returned for a game against Georgia Tech only to suffer an LCL strain, missing most of the game.

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Deshaun Watson did not play against Georgia State the following week, but led Clemson to a victory over state rival South Carolina the following week.

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Deshaun Watson underwent surgery the Friday before Clemson's bowl game against Oklahoma.

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Deshaun Watson set the record for most total yards in national championship game history, with 478 yards against the nation's best defense.

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Deshaun Watson was the first player to accomplish this feat in the history of college football.

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Deshaun Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award, which is awarded annually to the top college quarterback.

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Deshaun Watson was named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

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Deshaun Watson was named winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and was the first repeat winner of the Manning Award.

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Deshaun Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns against the nation's top-ranked defense, including the last-second game-winning pass to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.

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Deshaun Watson was projected as a first-round pick by the majority of scouts and analysts.

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Deshaun Watson was ranked as the top quarterback available in the draft by Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Focus and ESPN.

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Deshaun Watson entered the game after Tom Savage was benched at halftime and played for the remainder of the game.

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Deshaun Watson became the first rookie to pass for at least four touchdowns and rush for one touchdown in a game since Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton in 1961.

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Deshaun Watson's performance earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

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Deshaun Watson followed up his Week 4 performance with another great outing against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Deshaun Watson was ranked 50th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list.

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Deshaun Watson was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team, becoming the second Texans quarterback to receive the award since David Carr had done so in 2002.

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Deshaun Watson led the league in average time spent in the pocket and was second in average time before throwing.

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Deshaun Watson faced the most dropbacks under pressure and tied for the fifth-most times sacked in a single season with 62.

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Deshaun Watson was ranked 51st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019 list.

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Deshaun Watson sealed the game by spinning out of a potential sack by two Bills defenders and finding Taiwan Jones, who ran to the Buffalo 10-yard line to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime.

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Deshaun Watson finished the game with 247 passing yards and a touchdown along with 55 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

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Deshaun Watson's season was, by all major statistical measures, the best in franchise history, leading in passing touchdowns, passing yards and passer rating.

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Deshaun Watson became the first player to lead the league in passing yards on a team with at least 12 losses since Jeff George of the Oakland Raiders in 1997.

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Deshaun Watson was named to the Texans' 53-man roster to start the season along with free-agent signing Tyrod Taylor and rookie Davis Mills.

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Deshaun Watson is allowed to participate in preseason activities, including preseason games.

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The suit claims that Deshaun Watson later reached out to the massage therapist and apologized for his actions.

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The therapist claims that Deshaun Watson had only paid half of the charges due for her services.

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One of the nine new civil suits alleges that Deshaun Watson attempted to kiss a woman forcibly, and another suit alleges that he had attempted to assault the same woman on two separate occasions.

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The traveling massage therapist alleged that when she arrived at the address that Deshaun Watson had provided, he led her to a room and "locked the doors behind him".

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Deshaun Watson is a Christian and converted to the Southern Baptist Convention after moving to Houston to play for the Texans.

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In 2006, when Deshaun Watson was 11, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn donated a home to Deshaun Watson's family through Dunn's charity Homes for the Holidays, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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