2015 Collegiate Player of the Year Presented by
Deshaun Watson is a sophomore quarterback at Clemson University from Gainesville, Georgia. He was born on September 14, 1995, and he began his Clemson career in 2014. Watson received offers from several different schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, and Georgia. At the end of his sophomore year at Clemson, Watson has totaled over 6,000 yards and 66 touchdowns. In 2015, Watson led the Clemson Tigers to the national championship game, and finished the season with a 14-1 record. Deshaun Watson is the first college football player to ever throw for over 4,000 yards, and rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season. Deshaun was one of three Heisman finalists, and won several awards including the Manning Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and he was voted ACC Player of the Year. In 2014, he received All-ACC Academic honors, and he is on track to graduate in December 2016.