2016 Blanchard-Rogers Award

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson is from Gainesville, Georgia. This will be the second consecutive year Watson has received the organization’s award for most outstanding South Carolina college football player.

In the 2016 season, Deshaun Watson led his team to a 14-1 record and victories in the ACC Championship, the Fiesta Bowl, and brings the National Championship back to the State of South Carolina. He completed 67% of his passes with 4,593 yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 629 yards rushing and 9 rushing touchdowns. He finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting and won the Davey O’Brien Award for the best college quarterback in the country for the second consecutive year. Deshaun Watson finished his college degree in three years and graduated in December 2016. He was drafted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the 12th pick of the 1st round by the Houston Texans.

Picture Credit: David Grooms/Carl Ackerman/SC Football Hall of Fame