Watson Named National QB Of The Week
CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has been named the National Quarterback of the Week by the Davey O‘Brien Award. Watson completed 27-36 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns in Clemson‘s win over North Carolina. It was Watson‘s first career start at quarterback for the Tigers. The six touchdowns set a Clemson single game record and tied an ACC record. They were the most touchdown passes by an ACC quarterback in his first career start and most by an ACC freshman in history. The 435 passing yards were second in Clemson history and second most by an ACC quarterback in his first career start. Earlier, Watson was named the Co-National Performer of the Week along with California QB Jarod Goff, the National Freshman of the Week by CBS Sports and 247Sports, one of eight quarterback Stars of the Week by the Manning Award, one of three Stars of the Week by the NCAA.com, the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and the ACC Rookie of the Week. Through four games, Watson is first in the nation in yards per attempt with a 11.87 figure and is second in passing efficiency with a 212.7. He trails only Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in that category.