Watson talks "weird" freshman year, rehab progress
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Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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Watson had an assortment of injuries during his rookie season including a broken collarbone, fractured bone in his right hand and a torn ACL late in the season.
"It was so weird," Watson told ESPN. "I’d never been through anything like that. There was definitely a feeling in the big picture of, 'Why is this happening to me?’ I had to push past that. I really do think everything happens for a reason."
Watson is expected to return from his torn ACL for fall practice in August but he told ESPN that he has not been official cleared by team doctors yet. ESPN also reported that Watson did not wear any kind of leg brace during Elite 11 and showed no ill effects of his past injuries.
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.