On Friday night, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was in Baltimore to accept the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award – the first Clemson quarterback to take home the award.
During his acceptance speech he talked about the impact that FSU great, Warrick Dunn, had on his life and his future ambitions.
Warrick Dunn Charities, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates has provided services dedicated to single parents and children across the nation to improve their quality of life since 1997.
“As a young kid, seeing Warrick Dunn give us the habitat home and seeing how he used his platform in football to help others, I decided as a young kid I wanted to do the same thing. When I got older, I got more involved with the community. I wanted to help people. I wanted to show them the way to do the right things,” Watson said. “If you want to achieve something, then do it. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it and you have full force and give it 110-percent.”
“If anyone wants to talk to me, I want to be as knowledgeable as I can, learn as much as I can and use this platform for more than just football. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to graduate in three years,” he said. “If I’m blessed enough to have the opportunity to leave (Clemson) in three years then I can go on and play in the NFL for however long that will last, but I will have my degree and I can come back and have my master’s degree and learn much more.”
See complete speech below: