Deshaun Watson helped Clemson become arguably the most dominant college football program today. He led the Tigers to back-to-back College Football Playoff berths and national championship game appearances, capped off by a national title in the 2016 season.

Here’s everything you need to know about Deshaun Watson’s college career.

The vitals on Deshaun Watson

School: Clemson
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215 pounds
Years active: 2014-16

Here are Deshaun Watson’s career stats in college. Scroll to the right to view the complete stats.

Year games completions attempts comp. % yards y/A TD int Rating
2014 8 93 137 67.9 1,466 10.7 14 2 188.6
2015 15 333 491 67.8 4,109 8.4 35 13 156.3
2016 15 388 579 67.0 4,593 7.9 41 17 151.1
Career 38 814 1,207 67.4 10,168 8.4 90 32 157.5

Where did Deshaun Watson go to college?

Deshaun Watson chose Clemson over scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami (FL) and Ohio State, among others.

How many national championships did Deshaun Watson win in college?

Deshaun Watson won one national championship in college, when the Tigers claimed the 2016 national championship (played in January 2017) in a rematch against Alabama. Clemson lost to Alabama in the national championship game at the end of the 2015 season.

What kind of prospect was Deshaun Watson in high school?

Deshaun Watson was ranked the No. 42 prospect in the 2014 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, which ranked him as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 4 player in Georgia.

What was Deshaun Watson’s record in college?

In 38 college games, Deshaun Watson’s Tigers went 33-5, including back-to-back 14-1 seasons in 2015 and 2016. Clemson started the 2015 season 14-0, reaching the College Football Playoff national championship game undefeated, but it was the next season, when the Tigers went 11-1 in the regular season, when they won the national championship.

Records set by Deshaun Watson

Watson’s name appears five times in the FBS record book. Here are some of the records and statistical accomplishments achieved by the former Clemson quarterback:

  • Responsible for one of 35 seasons in FBS history with at least 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards: 4,104 passing yards, 1,105 rushing yards (2015)
  • 1st in Clemson history in total offense in a game: 588 yards vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 12, 2016
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing yards in a game: 580 yards vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 12, 2016
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing yards in a season: 4,593 yards (2016)
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing yards per game in a season: 306.2 yards/game (2016)
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing yards per game in a career: 267.2 yards/game
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing touchdowns in a game: Six vs. North Carolina, Sept. 27, 2016; vs. South Carolina, Nov. 26, 2016
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing touchdowns in a season: 41 (2016)
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing touchdowns per game in a season: 2.73 touchdowns/game (2016)
  • 1st in Clemson history in passing touchdowns per game in a career: 2.37 touchdowns/game
  • 1st in Clemson history in rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,105 yards (2015)
  • 1st in Clemson history in completions in a season: 388 completions (2016)
  • 1st in Clemson history in completions per game in a career: 21.4 completions/game
  • 1st in Clemson history in consecutive completions in a season: 19 completions (2016)
  • T-1st in Clemson history in wins as a starting quarterback: 32 wins
  • T-9th in FBS history in single-game completions: 52 completions vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 12, 2016
  • 12th in FBS history in total yards in a season: 5,222 yards (2016)
  • 15th in FBS history in total yards in a season: 5,209 yards (2015)
  • 18th in FBS history in career yards per game: 318.3 yards/game

CHAMPS: Complete national championship history for the FBS

What were some of Deshaun Watson’s best games in college?

In Deshaun Watson’s second career game, he completed 8-of-9 pass attempts for 154 yards and three touchdowns with a 342.6 (!) rating, hinting at his potential as a quarterback. By his fourth college game, he completed 75 percent of his passes for 435 yards, a school-record six touchdowns and an interception. In his next game, against N.C. State, he ran for a season-high 62 yards and new best two touchdowns.