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Gainesville's Deshaun Watson voted ACC Player of the Year by writers group
Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association votes Clemson QB as top player in conference
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson takes the field before the start of Saturday's game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Clemson won 37-32. - photo by Richard Shiro

Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson was also nominated as a finalist for the Walter Camp player of the year. Find out all you need to know about Clemson's ACC title game against North Carolina here.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, a Gainesville High graduate, is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year.

The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association on Wednesday also announced that Duke safety Jeremy Cash was voted the defensive player of the year while Watson also was picked as the top offensive player.

Watson received 39 of 50 votes for the overall award to nine for Florida State running back Dalvin Cook.

Watson averages a league-best 331.6 total yards for the top-ranked Tigers (12-0, 8-0), who play No. 8 North Carolina on Saturday night in the ACC championship game.

He leads the league in three other stat categories with 3,223 yards passing, 27 touchdown passes and a 161.9 passer rating.

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