Derrick Deshaun Watson was born on September 14, 1995 and he is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League ( NFL).
Deshaun Watson Biography
Watson was born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 14, 1995, the son of 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 at quarterback in his extended offense, but Watson won the starting job. He was the first freshman quarterback Coach Miller had started.
During his career, Watson set numerous state records, including total yards (17,134), total touchdowns (218), career passing yards (13,077), and career touchdowns (155).
He rushed for 4,057 yards and 63 touchdowns. Watson excelled in his junior year, winning a state championship and earning accolades as a Junior All-American, 2014 Player to Watch, and 2014 Top 100 Recruit. During his sophomore and senior year, he led the Gainesville high school football team to the state semifinals.
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 class of 2014 by ESPN 300.
Deshaun Watson stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters and his weight is approximately 215 pounds or 98 kgs.
Apart from this, there is no information about his chest, waist and hip measurements, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Likewise, Deshaun has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color. He usually keeps his hair very short and also sports a short beard most of the time.
Talking about his social media presence, Deshaun Watson joined Twitter in May 2011 and so far he has more than 1.3 million followers on his deshaunwatson account. He also goes by deshaunwatson on Instagram. This account has 351 shares and more than 1.4 million followers at the time of writing this bio.
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After having a productive rookie season cut short by injury, Watson guided the Texans to back-to-back division titles from 2018-19 and led the league in passing yards during 2020.
He also received Pro Bowl honors in each of his three seasons. as Houston’s main starter. He has the highest career completion percentage of all time.
Deshaun Watson Career
Watson signed up at Clemson in January 2014. During his high school career, Watson wore number 4. At Clemson, that number was retired after quarterback Steve Fuller graduated.
However, Fuller allowed the number to come out of retirement so Watson could use it. He entered his true freshman season as a backup to starter Cole Stoudt, but still received a lot of playing time.
In three games, he completed 29 of 41 passes for 479 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, surpassing Stoudt.
He has been named the Tigers’ starter on September 21. In his first career was starting 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, he was breaking 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 games against Boston College, Syracuse and Wake Forest. He returned for the game against Georgia Tech only to suffer from ACL strain, missing most of the game.
During the following week, at practice, Watson was reported to have pinched his knee. He did not play Georgia State the following week, but returned the following week to play 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 on Friday before Clemson’s bowl game against Oklahoma.
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He was also rushing for 31 yards and a 2-point conversion. During Week 6, he was throwing 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 the Seattle Seahawks. During that game, Watson recorded 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 trailed 41–38.
Watson threw for 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 AFC Offensive Player of the Month and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October.
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The Houston Texans selected Watson in the first round (12th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Texans was acquiring 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’s starting quarterback) Brock Osweiler to Cleveland for draft picks earlier that year in part of what was considered the NFL’s first major “salary dip.”
Watson was the third quarterback selected in the draft, behind Mitchell Trubisky, who was second overall to the Chicago Bears, and Patrick Mahomes, who was 10th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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He is also the first rookie to pass for at least four touchdowns and rush for a touchdown in a game since Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton did it for the Minnesota Vikings in 1961.
His performance in Week 4 earned him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Watson followed up his Week 4 performance with another big outing, this time on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the 42–34 loss, Watson went 16-for-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, he was throwing 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.
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- Highest career completion percentage: 67.8%
- Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie quarterback: 5 (tied with Ray Buivid, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, and Daniel Jones)
- Most touchdown passes in a calendar month by a rookie quarterback: 16
- Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in a half: 4 (tied with Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston) (Week 5, 2017)
- First player in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards, throw 4+ TD passes, and rush for 50+ yards in a single game. (Week 8, 2017)
- First player in NFL history with multiple 5 passing touchdown games in his first 2 seasons: 2
- First player in NFL history to have 4,000+ passing yards, 25+ passing touchdowns, 500+ rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
- Fastest player in NFL history with 6,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards (26 games)
- Fastest player in NFL history to have 50 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns (27 games)
- First quarterback with consecutive games with at least 375 passing yards and 35 rushing yards
- Most passing touchdowns by a rookie in a 7-game span in NFL history: 19
- Most passing touchdowns by a rookie in a 5-game span in NFL history: 18
- Longest streak of games with 3 or more passing touchdowns by a rookie in NFL history: 4
- Most games with at least 375 passing yards and 40 rushing yards in NFL history – 3 (tied with Steve Young)
- Most passing touchdowns by a quarterback in the first six games of his career: 15
- First rookie with two games of 300+ passing yards and 40+ rushing yards in a season
- First rookie to produce more than 5 touchdowns in consecutive games
- Most completions with a perfect passer rating: 28
- Most attempts with a perfect passer rating: 33 (tied with Jared Goff)
Deshaun Watson Net Worth
Deshaun Watson had a tough life, but that didn’t stop him from working hard to achieve his hopes and goals. This is how she has amassed such a large net worth.
He is believed to have a net worth of approximately $50 million as of June 2022. Derrick’s fortune is largely derived from his illustrious career in the National Football League. Derrick’s organization has helped several footballers.
Watson believes in giving back to the community, which is why he gave his first NFL game check, worth approximately $27,000, to three NRG Stadium cafeteria employees who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Derrick also contributes to charitable initiatives in the areas of education, health and housing.
Deshaun Watson Private Life
Watson is a Christian and converted to the Southern Baptist Convention after arriving in Houston.
In 2006, when Watson was 11 years old, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn donated a house to Watson’s family. It was donated through Dunn’s Homes for the Holidays charity, which partnered with Habitat for Humanity.
In 2017, he was donating 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.