American Football Player (1995 – )
Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and also led the team to a CFP championship game appearance in 2015 and a national championship win in 2016. He was chosen by the Texans twelfth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2018, his second year, Watson was named to his 1st career Pro Bowl.
Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Watson was born in Gainesville, Georgia on Sep 14, 1995, to Deann Watson and Don Richardson. He has 3 siblings 2 brother and a sister named Tyreke Watson, Detrick Watson and Tinisha Watson. Watson is of African-American ethnicity and American nationality.
He attended Gainesville high school, arriving there in the fall of 2010. He contend for the Red Elephants football team. Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller had planned to start out a rising junior to quarterback his spread offense, however, Watson won the beginning spot.
During his career, Watson set various state records, as well as total yards (17,134), total touchdowns (218), career passing yards (13,077), and career passing touchdowns (155). He rushed for 4,057 yards and 63 touchdowns. Watson excelled in his junior year, winning a state championship and earning accolades like Junior All-American, 2014 Player to watch, and 2014 top 100 Recruit. throughout his sophomore and senior years, he led the Gainesville high school football team to the state semi-finals.
Watson received offers from various colleges before verbally committing to Clemson University on Feb 1, 2012, to play college football. He was ranked the number one quarterback recruit for the 2014 category by ESPN 300.
Professional Life and Career
During his high school career, the proficient star excelled and was able to set completely different state records. Deshaun totaled 17,134 rushing yards and 218 touchdowns at the end of his high school career. Amazingly, he led his team to win the state championship in his senior year, thus earning a spot on the 2014 List of top high school recruits also as the All american Team.
For his college career, Deshaun enrolled at Clemson University via an athletic scholarship in 2014. There, he played college football with the Clemson Tigers for 3 seasons before declaring for the NFL draft. His freshman year was cut short due to a series of injuries he sustained. the subsequent year, Deshaun helped the Tigers to keep up a 12 – 0 record while winning the ACC Championship. For his outstanding performance, he was named the most Valuable Player of the ACC tournament. He additionally received other accolades including ACC Offensive Player of the Year Award, Manning Award, and All-American team honors.
As a junior in 2016, Deshaun led the Tigers to win their second national championship. The quarterback became the second player after Jason White to win the David O’Brien Award twice and consecutively. He additionally won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, as well as the Manning Award in the same year. At the end of the season, he had to forgo his senior year in order to join the 2017 NFL draft.
Deshaun Watson joined the NFL combine drills where he made a superb performance. As a results of his performance, the player was projected to be among the highest first-round picks in 2017. He was later chosen by the Houston Texans as the twelfth player overall and also the third quarterback to be selected that year. He joined the Texans in may 2017 after he penned a four-year rookie contract worth $13.84 million.
Watson made his professional debut on 10th Sep 2017 in their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. after a powerful rookie season, the player was named to the PFQA All-Rookie Team; he passed for 1,699 yards and scored 19 touchdowns in seven gamed. His performance was suffering from a knee injury which he sustained on 2nd Nov 2017. The player had a torn ACL (Anterior cruciate Ligament) that ruled him out for the remainder of his rookie season. Deshaun successfully underwent surgery on his right knee to fix the injury.
Returning to the active roster in the 2018 season, Deshaun played 16 games for the Texans, finishing with a career-high of 4,165 passing yards. He equally scored 26 touchdowns and made 9 interceptions. Watson broke the league’s record, becoming the first player in NFL history to finish over 4,000 passing yards in a single season.
During the season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night football, Watson completed 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception whereas additionally rushing for forty yards and a touchdown as the Texans narrowly lost by a score of 30-28. In week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Watson threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns, together with a fifty three yard touchdown to tight end Jordan Akins, in the 27-20 win, earning him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Deshaun Watson may seem so entangled and busy along with his professional career, however the NFL player like his counterparts makes out time for his love life. Watson is said to be dating his longtime girlfriend, Dallas Robson. both from Gainesville, Georgia, the couple attended the same high school in Gainesville and are dating since then.
Salary and Net Worth
He has basic salary of $465,000 and networth of $4 million.
Watson has height of 1.88 m and weight of 98 kg.
- Davey O’Brien Award (2015)
- Manning Award (2016, 2015)
- Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award (2017)
- NFL Honors – Greatness on the Road (2018)
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