Clemson quarterback Watson remains focused during comeback from injury

Published May. 6, 2015 12:31 p.m. ET

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson may have lost out on playing spring ball, but he has not lost his competitive spirit. The Tigers talented quarterback missed a large chunk of his freshman season due to a variety of injuries that included a torn ACL and a collarbone injury, but never lost focus during Clemson’s spring practice period.

“I’m there mentally to take every rep that every other quarterback takes to make sure that I’m staying prepared,” Watson told the Associated Press.

The 6-2, 205-pound Watson participated in eight games last season, starting five of them, and threw for 1,466 yards and 14 touchdowns, while being intercepted twice.

Numbers that head coach Dabo Swinney expects to go up this season.

“Just expecting to have him take it to another level,” Swinney told the AP.



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