Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson entering NFL draft after season
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will enter the 2017 NFL draft after this season, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said.
Swinney made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday.
Clemson tailback Wayne Gallman and receivers Mike Williams and Artavis Scott are also entering the draft. The four players are all juniors and will graduate next month. They will be honored during Senior Day this weekend.
Watson, the 2015 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and Davey O'Brien award winner, finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting last season and was the first FBS player ever throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
He finished with 4,109 yards and 35 touchdowns through the air and 1,105 yards and 12 more scores on the ground.
Watson led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff, where they defeated Oklahoma before losing the title game to Alabama.
This season, Watson is completing 64% of his passes, for 2,497 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Tigers are 9–0 going into this weekend's game with Pittsburgh.
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