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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | August 7, 2016

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson shows off hands in practice

  Deshaun Watson finished third in Heisman voting last season.

It’s no secret that Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a tremendous athlete.

The rising junior led the Tigers to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship and finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy last season after compiling 4,104 passing yards, 1,105 rushing yards and 47 total touchdowns as an explosive dual threat quarterback.

But one aspect of his game he doesn’t necessarily get to show off on the field is his exceptional hands. However, Watson used his preseason downtime to do so during Clemson’s Saturday practice.

In a video shared by Clemson Football on Twitter, followers can catch a glimpse of the reigning Davey O’Brien Award winner casually making a series of one-handed grabs on footballs being fired in by a passing machine. Check out the clip here:

Not exactly the type of skills you’d expect from a starting quarterback. 

While Watson didn’t have any receiving opportunities over his first two years at Clemson, he did show this versatility in high school, as seen in the video below from his days in Gainesville, Georgia.

Time will tell if Watson’s number will be called on at all as a receiver in any trick plays dialed up this season, but for now, coach Dabo Swinney and the Tigers will be content with Watson continuing to create plays from under center.

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