Watson ranked in Top 5 of SI.com's 2015 Heisman Watch

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Pos: QB   Height: 6-2   Weight: 218   Hometown: Gainesville, GA (Gainesville HS)  
Years Played: 2014 - 2016

Sports Illustrated has released its latest article ranking the Top 10 Heisman candidates heading into fall practice in college football.

Clemson phenom quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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is ranked #5 overall despite some other heavy-hitters on the list.

"Watson wasn’t able to go through spring practice as he rehabbed a torn ACL, but Clemson fans shouldn’t worry about the quarterback’s status," Sports Illustrated said. “I never doubted myself, and I want to come back even better than I was before,” Watson told SI.com in April. Now the former five-star signee enters 2015 as perhaps the ACC’s best quarterback. He’s the most dynamic of Clemson’s seven returning starters on offense, a unit that should keep the program in contention for the ACC title. The Tigers will go as far as a healthy Watson takes them."

In his rookie campaign, Watson completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions for a tremendous quarterback rating of 188.57. He also had five scores rushing. Another superlative is that he had a nation's best 10.7 yards per pass attempt.

Watson should be ready to go from his torn ACL for fall practice in August.

The complete SI.com Top 10 Heisman Watch list includes six quarterbacks and four running backs total.

Rankings - Trevone Boykin (#1), Cardale Jones (#2), Ezekiel Elliott (#3), Nick Chubb (#4), Deshaun Watson (#5), Derrick Henry (#6), Jeremy Johnson (#7), Cody Kessler (#8), Leonard Fournette (#9) and Dak Prescott (#10).

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