Deshaun Watson is another rising name in the NFL who plays as a quarterback for the Houston Texans. He joined the Texans’ squad via the 2017 NFL Draft.
Deshaun Watson Short Bio: Age, Parents, Siblings, Height
Born as Derrick Deshaun Watson on 14 September 1995, the 24-years-of-age athlete hails from Gainesville, Georgia. He is among the five children of his parents, Don Richardson and Deann Watson. His siblings include a sister named Tinisha Watson and two brothers, Detrick Watson and Tyreke Watson.
Deshaun Watson wishes birthday to his mother on 29 April 2019 (Picture: Deshaun’s Instagram)
The 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m) tall in height player attended the Gainesville High School for his early education. Subsequently, he ringed his amateur football career playing for the Red Elephants football team. While his time in high school, he set numerous records including total yards (17,134), total touchdowns (218), career passing yards (13,077), and career passing touchdowns (155). Eventually, he enrolled at Clemson University and played college football for the Clemson Tigers.
Courtesy of his promising amateur stats, the Houston Texans drafted Deshaun Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Later on 12 May 2017, he panned a four-year, $13.84 million-worth contract with the team that featured an $8.21 million signing bonus.
Deshaun ringed his first regular-season appearance on 10 September 2017 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he threw his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter. Subsequently, Deshaun made his first career start during Thursday Night Football on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals on 14 September 2017. He underwent successful surgery on his right knee to repair his ACL on 8 November 2017. Eventually, the young player returned to action from the injury in the 2018 season opener against the New England Patriots on 9 September 2018.
Catch Deshaun Watson’s NFL career stats (Picture: ESPN)
During the 2019 season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Deshaun completed 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards, three touchdowns, an interception while also rushing for 40 yards and a touchdown as the Texans lost by a score of 30-28. Furthermore, in Week 8 he had 279 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in the 27–24 over against the Oakland Raiders.
Who Is Deshaun Watson’s Girlfriend?
Deshaun Watson may seem entangled and busy with his professional football career, but the NFL star makes out some time for his love life as well. He is currently dating his longtime girlfriend, Dallas Robson. The pair first met eyes with one another when they attended the same high school in Gainesville. Since, they have been loving and supporting each other constantly.
Some Interesting Facts About Deshaun Watson
- Deshaun donated his first NFL game check (around $27,000) to three cafeteria employees affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
- He was ranked 51st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
- Deshaun was named to his first Pro Bowl on 21 January 2019.