Behind the numbers: A look at the ACC’s quarterbacks

It goes without saying that the top returning quarterback in the ACC is Clemson’s Deshaun Watson; as a sophomore last year, he put together one of the best seasons in college football history — becoming the first player to pass for 4,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in the same season. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy vote and was a consensus All-American.

Even if you take away his prolific rushing numbers and isolate his passing totals, his 2015 campaign was still sensational. Watson completed more than two-thirds of his passes (67.8 percent) and ranked No. 12 in the nation in passing efficiency. His 35 touchdown tosses were by far the most in the conference; the Clemson Tiger signal caller also led the ACC in interceptions with 13 (three of which took place during postseason action). Watson also played in at least one more game (15) than every other quarterback in the league — Marquise Williams played in 14.

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