Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is likely going to head off to the NFL after the 2016 season. His head coach, Dabo Swinney, certainly seems to think that and he is wanting as many fans as possible to show up to the Tigers’ spring game.
Swinney spoke with ESPN’s David Hale on Tuesday and said because it is probably one of the last times they will get to see Watson play, they should show up in droves.
“I really want to challenge the crowd and fans to show up,” Swinney said. “It’s going to be the last time to see Deshaun Watson, most likely, in a spring game.”
Watson finished third in the 2015 Heisman Trophy votes behind winner Derrick Henry and runner-up Christian McCaffrey. He is likely going to be a favorite for the award going into the 2016 season, so this gives fans the opportunity to get an early look at him.
“We talk all the time,” Swinney said. “Deshaun came in here with a plan. He’s going to graduate in three years. That’s what he’s doing. … It’s great when you have focused people like that.”
Deshaun Watson had a great performance in taking the Tigers to the ACC championship and the College Football Playoff last year. He threw for over 4,100 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for over 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns.
There is no doubting that Swinney wants a lot of fans to support not just Watson, but the entire Clemson team. If the fans can show up for a pizza party at Death Valley, they can show up for the spring game on Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. EST.
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