Watson named to 3 more Preseason Watch Lists
Clemson, S.C.—Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named to three more award Watch Lists on Wednesday. Clemson’s third year signal caller was on the Watch List for the Wuerffel Trophy, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Allstate AFCA Goodworks Team.
The Wuerffel Trophy, known as College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service is presented annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach Florida and is named in honor of former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman winner.
The Allstate AFCE Goodworks Team is a team of 11 college football players who are honored for their community service work. The O’Brien Award is presented each year to the top quarterback in college football.
Watson won the O’Brien Award in 2015 when he led the Tigers to a 14-1 record, the ACC Championship and a No. 2 ranking the final polls. He threw 35 touchdown passes and ran for 12 more in running a Clemson offense that became the first in ACC history with at least 4,000 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing. Watson became the first quarterback in college football history with at least 4,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.