Deshaun Watson wins ESPY for Best Male College Athlete

Deshaun Watson (File)

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – Deshaun Watson was honored in a big way Wednesday night during the 2017 ESPY Awards.

The former Clemson quarterback won an ESPY for the “Best Male College Athlete of the Year.”

Watson became the first athlete in school history to win an ESPY award last night in Los Angeles.

Watson led the Tigers to their first national championship since 1981 after their 35-31 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in January.

The award was just another addition to Watson’s trophy case. Watson was named the ACC Athlete of the Year in June and was the first two-time ACC Athlete of the Year since Charlie Ward of Florida State in 1992-1993.

Watson also won the Davey O’Brien Award, the Manning Award, and the Unitas Award as the top quarterback in college football in 2016. The two-time All-American was the Most Valuable player of the ACC Championship game, the CFP Semifinal victory over Ohio State and the National Championship victory over Alabama.

The No. 12 selection of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans, Watson led Clemson to a 32-3 record in his career with the Tigers. He was a two-time All-American and winner of the 2016 Bobby Bowden Award as the top all-around student-athlete in college football. He also was named Academic All-ACC in 2014 and 2016 and graduated in just three years.

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