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Author: Jon Kuzma
It’s pretty safe to say that Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair has DeShaun Watson’s back. McNair recently booked Watson’s flight to the White House and the Texans owner wanted to make sure his rookie quarterback was honored for winning the National Championship last year at Clemson. The Tigers beat the Alabama Crimson Tide on the biggest stage in collegiate sports and DeShaun Watson was a force for Clemson in that game recording 420 passing yards and 3 touchdown passes. That helped get Dabo Swinney’s team to the White House and it seems like Clemson had a blast soaking up their accomplishments in Washington D.C. Almost 200 people made up of Watson’s former teammates and coaches joined their old quarterback to meet President Trump. There was noticeably more people at this White House visit than there was when the New England Patriots visited the President back in April. One thing that Donald Trump did praise was the fact that the Clemson Tigers had “a little extra.” Which was referring to when the Tigers were coming down to the to wire with the Crimson Tide, they had a little something extra. That something very well might have been DeShaun Watson and Sean Spicer even brought Watson along for a press briefing. So you have the National Championship, the White House visit, and all these experiences make it clear that Watson has been an established leader throughout his life. Now Watson has to go and take the job from Tom Savage. One thing is for sure Watson sure seemed to have a lot of fun meeting up with his old teammates in the East Wing and it’s good to see Texans Owner Bob McNair ensuring that his quarterback takes part in such a outstanding tradition. The Clemson players will definitely remember that White House visit for the rest of their lives.
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