Deshaun Watson releases statement on Heisman nomination

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson missed a lot of time with injuries last year, including one to his ACL, but came back with a vengeance in 2015 and ultimately led his team to the College Football Playoff while also being named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Watson released a heartfelt statement on his being named a finalist, which was posted to Twitter by Zach Lentz of The Times and Democrat.

Deshaun Watson statement on being named a finalist for the Heisman

— Zach Lentz (@_Zach_Lentz) December 8, 2015

Watson more than earned his status as a finalist, completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 3,517 yards and 30 touchdowns while also adding 887 yards and 11 scores on the ground. Joining him as Heisman finalists are Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Alabama running back Derrick Henry.

Needless to say, Watson is clearly grateful just to be a finalist and even if he doesn’t win, he’ll only use that to make himself an even better player.

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