Saban would vote for Deshaun Watson for Heisman


by - Assoc. Editor -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Crystal LoGiudice - USA Today Sports
Crystal LoGiudice - USA Today Sports

The College Football head coaches Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Urban Myer, and Chris Peterson were in Atlanta for the ESPN College Football Awards Show on Thursday night.

Nick Saban won a national championship last season despite the heroic effort of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson had 478 yards of total offense against Alabama's tough defense in 2016.

Saban shared if he had a vote for this year's Heisman Award Trophy winner, he would give it to Mr. Watson.

"I don't have any input, either, but after playing him last year, I'm voting for him, but I don't have a vote," Saban said. "I think he's a fantastic competitor and a great player and played a fantastic game against us. I don't get to see him all that much during the season, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for the guy. He did a fabulous job."

For the season, Watson has completed 329 of 487 passes for 3914 yards and 37 touchdowns. He ranks fourth in the nation in completions, fifth in touchdown passes and eighth in completion percentage and eighth in total offense. His 37 touchdown passes are a Clemson season record.

Watson finished third in the Heisman voting last season as he threw for 3,512 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Tags: Deshaun Watson
Swinney announces change at quarterback
Swinney announces change at quarterback
Clemson-Wake Forest game time held for 2 possible times
Clemson-Wake Forest game time held for 2 possible times
Tony Elliott talks Clemson QB switch
Tony Elliott talks Clemson QB switch
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Clemson-Wake Forest game time held for 2 possible times
Clemson-Wake Forest game time held for 2 possible times
Tony Elliott talks Clemson QB switch
Tony Elliott talks Clemson QB switch
Swinney announces change at quarterback
Swinney announces change at quarterback
Analysts see Lawrence named starter as right decision, key to Playoff success
Analysts see Lawrence named starter as right decision, key to Playoff success
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Lawrence on previous loss to Syracuse: "We didn't come ready to play"
Lawrence on previous loss to Syracuse: "We didn't come ready to play"
WATCH: Etienne sees RB rotation clicking
WATCH: Etienne sees RB rotation clicking
Two Tigers named ACC Player of the Week
Two Tigers named ACC Player of the Week
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest