Clemson's Watson receives Allstate's Good Works award

Clemson football team worked with Habitat Greenville at the Grace Point Project last week.


Clemson players worked on siding and insulation, cutting, framing, assisting with a privacy fence and helping with gardening projects in the neighborhood.   File photo

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and the Clemson University football team spent part of last week working on the Grace Point Project last week, working on the "Next Generation House."

The players worked on siding and insulation, cutting, framing, assisting with a privacy fence and helping with gardening projects in the neighborhood.

In addition to working on the Next Generation Home, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was awarded the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works team trophy Wednesday. His mother, Deann Watson, and his aunt attended the surprise ceremony. When Watson accepted the award, he spoke of his work with Habitat for Humanity and desire to help families like his own – his mother is a Habitat homeowner.

"To be an 'All-American' in football, you've got to be a good football player," Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said. "To win... the Heisman, you've got to be a good football player. But… to win this award? You'd better be a great human being who just happens to be a good football player."

Habitat Greenville was founded in 1985 and began its first development, Verner Springs, in 1987. It celebrated its 30th year and 330th home in 2015. 

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