Deshaun Watson is a force to reckon with in the National Football League, playing as the quarterback for the Houston Texans. His prowess on the field has earned him Pro Bowl nominations in all three seasons he’s helmed the team.
Early Years: A Tale of Grit and Records
Born on September 14th, 1995, in Gainesville, Georgia, Deshaun weathered a challenging childhood with an absent father. His mother, a pillar of support, juggled multiple jobs to sustain the family, especially after she battled tongue cancer. Despite adversities, Deshaun and his elder brother shouldered the responsibilities at home.
His high school days at Gainesville High School saw him leave an indelible mark. Deshaun’s feats on the football field included setting multiple state records: 218 overall touchdowns, 13,077 lifetime passing yards, and 155 career passing touchdowns.
Rising Star: College and NFL
With a stellar junior career under his belt, Deshaun earned accolades and offers from various colleges before settling on Clemson University. ESPN touted him as the top quarterback prospect for the 2014 class.
Standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 98 kilograms, Deshaun Watson, at 27, continues to carve his path in football. His personal life includes a relationship with Dallas Robinson, and he’s known for his devout Christian faith and charitable endeavors.
Career Ups and Downs
Deshaun’s NFL journey with the Houston Texans began with high expectations, as he was picked 12th overall in the first round. Despite injuries dampening some seasons, his talent shone through, guiding the Texans to division titles and even topping the league in passing yards in 2020.
However, allegations and lawsuits in 2021 overshadowed his promising career. These legal challenges, coupled with injuries like the one in 2014 that kept him out of games, have cast a shadow on his achievements.