|Full Name:||Derrick Deshaun Watson|
|Place of Birth:||Gainesville, Georgia|
|Parents:||Deann Watson, Don Richardson|
Deshaun Watson Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
Deshaun Watson is a quarterback for the Houston Texans of the NFL.
After a successful career at Clemson, where he won a national championship, Watson was drafted 12th overall in the 2017 draft by the Houston Texans.
In seven games as a rookie, Watson finished with 1,699 passing yards and 19 touchdowns before unfortunately tearing his ACL in practice.
Since then, Watson has grown into one of the best quarterbacks in the game and was rewarded with a four-year, $177.5 million contract extension with $111 million in guarantees in 2020.
Deshaun Watson Football Career
Watson was electric in high school, and he set many state records with over 17,000 total yards and 218 total touchdowns throughout his career. As a junior, Watson led Gainesville to a state championship, and was a USA Today All-American in 2013.
Watson was courted by numerous colleges, but eventually signed with Clemson. He was ranked the number one quarterback recruit for the 2014 class by ESPN 300.
In his sophomore season, Watson led the Clemson Tigers to the championship game against Alabama, and were ultimately defeated.
Watson got his revenge in his junior year, where the Tigers played Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship for a second straight year. Thanks to an incredible performance from Watson, Clemson won the championship game. It was Watson’s first NCAA national championship and second national championship win including high school.
Watson threw for 10,168 passing yards and 90 touchdowns throughout his collegiate career. After winning the championship, Watson announced he would forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft.
Watson was selected with the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.
A chunk of Watson's rookie season was sadly lost due to a torn ACL, but in 7 games he displayed amazing playmaking ability, cementing his status as a franchise cornerstone. Watson was back in action for the start of the 2018 regular season, where he made his first Pro Bowl in 2018. Watson threw for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns in his first fully healthy season, leading the Texans to an 11-5 record.
Watson has a 1-2 playoff record, with the win coming against Buffalo Bills in an incredible comeback victory in the 2019 Wild Card round.
Deshaun Watson’s Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
Watson has an estimated net worth of $24 million, but after signing a monstrous extension, that number is sure to skyrocket. He boasts endorsement deals with Nike and Beats by Dre.
Watson signed a four-year, $160 million contract extension in September of 2020 with the Houston Texans. The contract included a signing bonus of $27 million and an average annual salary of $39 million.
Deshaun Watson Personal Life
Raised by a single mother, Deann, Watson has two brothers and one sister.
He is dating Jillyann Anais Moor, and does not have any children.
Awards & Achievements
Deshaun Watson Quotes
- On how he carries himself: “I try to act as a man of character if no one is watching or if the world is watching.”
- On his mother: “No one can beat Momma. She made me the person I am today. The way I think and act and move and talk and speak. It's all because of her.”
- On his critics: “People are gonna say good and bad things about you, but I understand I've gotta go work for it.”
Deshaun Watson Fun Facts
- His mom's home was given to them by NFL running back Warrick Dunn as a part of his charitable efforts.
- Watson tweeted “Me. In a National Championship Game. I'm just waiting on that moment.” in 2013. Safe to say he succeeded.
- Deshaun Watson got a degree from Clemson despite playing only three years at the school. He took summer courses to achieve that goal.
- He credits Clemson academic advisor Maria Herbst, who he calls Mama Maria, for helping him graduate early.
- Watson loves basketball and thought at one point that he would end up playing basketball instead of football.
- Watson’s favorite snack is gummy worms.
- He was a former Falcons ball boy and received a $1,000 tip from Asante Samuel
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