|Current Team:||Houston Texans|
|Birth Day:||September 14, 1995|
|Birth Place:||Gainesville, United States|
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He was a USA Today All-American at Gainesville High School in Georgia.
Deshaun Watson plays for the team Houston Texans
|#1||Deshaun Watson||25||$4 Million||N/A||United States|
|#2||Kenny Stills||28||N/A||$8,000,000||United States|
|#3||J.J. Watt||31||$10 Million||$2 Million||United States|
|#4||David Johnson||29||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#5||Brandin Cooks||27||$14 Million||N/A||United States|
|#6||Bradley Roby||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#7||AJ McCarron||30||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#8||Randall Cobb||30||$4 Million||N/A||United States|
|#9||Will Fuller||26||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#10||Gareon Conley||25||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#11||Jaylen Watkins||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#12||Joe Webb||34||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#13||Laremy Tunsil||26||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#14||JJ Watt||31||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#15||Lamar Miller||29||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#16||Jahleel Addae||30||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#17||Davin Bellamy||26||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#18||Benardrick McKinney||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
Watson was born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 14, 1995, to Deann Watson and Don Richardson. He attended Gainesville High School, arriving there in the fall of 2010. He played for the Red Elephants football team. Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller had planned to start a rising junior to quarterback his spread offense, but Watson won the starting spot. He was the first freshman quarterback Coach Miller had ever started.
On November 2, Watson tore his ACL on a non-contact play during practice, prematurely ending his rookie season. In 7 games (6 starts) of his rookie year, Watson finished with 1,699 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. He also rushed for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns. On November 8, Watson underwent successful surgery on his right knee to repair his ACL, and no further knee damage was reported. Watson was ranked 50th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018. He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team, becoming the second Texans quarterback to receive this award since David Carr in 2002.
Watson is a Christian and converted to the Southern Baptist Convention after coming to Houston. In 2006, when Watson was 11, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn donated a home to his family. It was donated through Dunn's charity Homes for the Holidays, who partnered with Habitat for Humanity. In 2017, Watson donated his first NFL game check to three cafeteria employees affected by Hurricane Harvey who work at the Houston Texans' NRG Stadium. The total amount donated was around $27,000.
Watson received offers from numerous colleges before verbally committing to Clemson University on February 1, 2012, to play college football. He was ranked the number one quarterback recruit for the 2014 class by ESPN 300.
Watson enrolled at Clemson in January 2014. During his high school career, Watson had worn #4. At Clemson, that number had been retired after quarterback Steve Fuller graduated. However, Fuller allowed the number to come out of retirement so that Watson could wear it. He entered his true freshman season as the backup to starter Cole Stoudt, but still received extensive playing time. Through three games, he completed 29-of-41 passes for 479 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, outperforming Stoudt. Watson was named the Tigers' starter on September 21. In Watson's first career start against the North Carolina Tar Heels, he set a school record with six touchdown passes and threw for 435 yards en route to a 50–35 victory.
On October 11, 2014, Watson broke a bone in his right hand in a game against the Louisville Cardinals. He left in the first quarter and was out for the game. As a result of the injury, he missed the games against Boston College, Syracuse, and Wake Forest. He returned for the game against Georgia Tech only to suffer an LCL strain, missing most of the game. During the following week in practice it was reported that Watson had tweaked his knee. He did not play against Georgia State the following week, but came back the following week to play against state rival South Carolina. After defeating the Gamecocks, it was revealed to the public that Watson had played the game with a torn ACL. He underwent surgery on his left knee to repair his ACL the Friday before Clemson's bowl game against Oklahoma.
In 2015, Watson led Clemson to an undefeated 12–0 regular season and a #1 ranking in the polls. After the regular season, the Tigers qualified for the ACC Championship Game, facing off against #10 North Carolina. Watson threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the game, to lead the Tigers to a 45–37 win over the Tar Heels, winning the ACC Championship for the first time since 2011. Watson was also named the ACC Championship Game MVP for his performance.
The Tigers were selected to participate in the 2016 College Football Playoff and were selected as the #1 seed. They faced off against the #4 seed Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl, one of the two College Football Playoff Semifinal games. Watson threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 145 yards and a touchdown, as he led Clemson to a 37–17 victory over the Sooners. Watson was named the 2015 Orange Bowl Offensive MVP for his performance.
Watson started his junior season off positively with 248 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a narrow 19–13 victory over the Auburn Tigers. On October 1, against Louisville, Watson finished with 306 passing yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions in the 42–36 victory. Watson finished with 378 passing yards and two touchdowns against Florida State on October 29, 2016, rallying to a 37–34 win. Against Syracuse on November 5, 2016, he had 169 passing yards with two touchdowns, but left the game with an apparent shoulder injury. On November 26, against South Carolina, he passed for 347 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception in the 56–7 victory.
On November 8, 2016, Watson, along with three other Clemson players, Wayne Gallman, Artavis Scott, and Mike Williams, declared for the NFL Draft. In December 2016, Watson graduated with a degree in Communication after three years at Clemson.
After defeating Ohio State 31–0 in the CFP semifinal in the Fiesta Bowl and receiving the offensive MVP award for his efforts, Clemson defeated No. 1 Alabama by a score of 35–31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. 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. He also rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown. This gave the Clemson Tigers program its second national championship in school history, ending a three-decade national championship drought. Watson was awarded the offensive MVP award for his performance during the national championship game.
The Houston Texans drafted Watson in the first round (12th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Texans acquired the pick from the Cleveland Browns, trading their 25th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and their first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Houston had already traded (then, Houston starting quarterback) Brock Osweiler to Cleveland for draft picks earlier that year in part of what was widely considered the first major "salary dump" of the NFL. Watson was the third quarterback taken in the draft, behind Mitchell Trubisky, who went second overall to the Chicago Bears, and Patrick Mahomes, who went tenth overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.
On May 12, 2017, the Texans signed Watson to a four-year, $13.84 million contract featuring an $8.21 million signing bonus.
Watson made his first regular-season appearance on September 10, 2017, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He entered the game after Tom Savage was benched at halftime. He played for the remainder of the game. In the third quarter, he threw his first NFL touchdown, a 4-yard pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. He finished with 102 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception, as the Texans lost by a score of 29–7.
Watson made his first career start on September 14, 2017, which was his 22nd birthday, during Thursday Night Football on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished with 125 passing yards, 67 rushing yards, and a 49-yard rushing touchdown as the Texans won 13–9. During Week 3 against the defending Super Bowl champion, the New England Patriots, Watson finished with 301 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions while also rushing for 41 yards as the Texans lost 36–33. During Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans, he completed 25-of-34 passes for 283 yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception while also rushing for 24 yards and a touchdown as the Texans won 57–14. His 5 total scores tied the NFL rookie touchdown record. He is also the first rookie to pass for at least four touchdowns and rush for one touchdown in a game since Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton did so for the Minnesota Vikings in 1961. His performance in Week 4 earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Watson followed up his Week 4 performance with another great outing, this time on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs. In the 42–34 loss, Watson finished 16-of-31 for 261 yards and 5 touchdown passes, tying an NFL rookie record for touchdown passes thrown in a single game. He also rushed for 31 yards and a 2-point conversion. During Week 6, Watson threw for 225 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception while also rushing for 23 yards as the Texans beat the Cleveland Browns by a score of 33–17. After a bye week, the Texans went on the road to face off the Seattle Seahawks. During that game, Watson posted his first career game with over 400 passing yards. He finished with 402 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and 67 rushing yards as the Texans lost 41–38. Watson threw 16 touchdowns in the month of October, setting the NFL record for most touchdown passes by a rookie in a calendar month. He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October.
On September 9, 2018, against the New England Patriots in the season opener, Watson returned from injury and threw for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception and rushed eight times for 40 yards as the Texans lost by a score of 20–27. During Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans, Watson passed for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while also rushing for 44 yards as the Texans lost by a score of 17–20. In Week 3, against the New York Giants, Watson passed for 385 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the 27–22 loss. He also rushed for 36 yards.
On January 21, 2019, Watson was named to his first Pro Bowl, replacing the Super Bowl bound Tom Brady. He was ranked 51st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
In the season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Watson completed 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception while also rushing for 40 yards and a touchdown as the Texans narrowly lost by a score of 30-28. During a Week 3 27-20 road victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, he threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns, including a 53-yard touchdown to tight end Jordan Akins. Watson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week due to his spectacular performance. Two weeks later against the Atlanta Falcons, Watson threw for 426 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions for a perfect passer rating in the 53-32 victory; earning him his second AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. In the next game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Watson threw for 280 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed 10 times for 42 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-24 road victory. During Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders, he had 279 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in the 27–24 victory. During a play near the end of the fourth quarter, Watson was kicked in the eye by defensive end Arden Key's cleat while escaping a sack and blindly threw a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Fells. During Week 13 against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, he threw for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught a six-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a 28–22 victory, en route to his third AFC Offensive Player of the Week award of the season. Watson helped lead the Texans to a 10–6 record and an AFC South title in 2019. He finished the season with 3,852 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions to go along with 413 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
On April 28, 2020, the Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Watson's contract. On September 5, 2020, Watson signed a four-year, $177.5 million contract extension with the Texans with $111 million in guarantees, keeping him under contract through the 2025 season. This was the second biggest contract in NFL history after Patrick Mahomes' contract.
Currently, Deshaun Watson is 27 years, 0 months and 14 days old. Deshaun Watson will celebrate 28th birthday on a Thursday 14th of September 2023.
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