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Q&A With Deshaun Watson

Q&A With Deshaun Watson

Note: The following appears in the Notre Dame gameday football program. To purchase a copy of the program while supplies last, send a check for $6 to Clemson Athletic Communications; P.O. Box 31; Clemson, S.C. 29633 with your return address.

By Sean Butler // Athletic Communications

Q. Why did you choose Clemson?A. The coaching staff. Coach (Dabo) Swinney and coach (Chad) Morris made me feel great about attending Clemson. Also, feeling at home while being close to home makes it special.

Q. Do you have a pregame ritual or superstition?A. I always talk to my mom and pray. Other than that, I wear wristbands that are sentimental and close to me. And I always eat candy.

Q. How have your progressed as a quarterback?A. I think I have been doing a good job with leadership and managing the game. That comes with preparation, more film study and the offseason workouts and routines that we have implemented.

Q. What adjustments has the offensive unit made in the wake of Mike Williams’ absence?A. We haven’t really made “adjustments.” We have plugged in some guys who had to step up sooner than what they, and the coaches, probably expected.

Q. What do you believe Clemson can improve on?A. Everything, really. We don’t have anything that we are satisfied with. We try to improve each week.

Q. What is your most important attribute as a leader?A. Character. It’s important to have your teammates and coaches able to trust you, when no one is watching.

Q. What do you like to do during your free time?A. I like to shop. In the summer, I like to go on the lake or anything that involves having fun with my friends.

Q. How does it feel having your mother in attendance?A. It means a lot. To have her at every home game, most of the away games and to see me play college football has always been one of my dreams and one of my goals.

Q. If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be?A. LeBron James, Future and either Beyoncé or Rihanna. They are 1A and 1B, so it’s hard to choose.


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