Deshaun Watson isn't just a star quarterback for the Houston Texans. Now, he's also about to be published author. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Watson has authored a book called “Pass It On.”
In the book, the Texans star “illustrates how the seven qualities of a servant leader can lead to a more successful life.” The seven qualities are listed as generosity, empathy, self-sacrifice, service, commitment, strength, and values in action. The book is expected to be released in July.
Watson is still a young quarterback, but he has already accomplished a lot off the field. Just recently, Watson and former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins successfully pushed Clemson University to remove their affiliation with John C. Calhoun, who had the honors college named after him. Calhoun was a strong defender of slavery:
“Clemson University should not honor slave owner John C. Calhoun in any way,” Watson said “His name should be removed from all University property and programming. I am joining the students, faculty & DeAndre to restart this petition to rename the Calhoun Honors College.”
“I felt this oppressive figure during my time at Clemson and purposely do not mention the University’s name before NFL games because of it,” Hopkins added. “I am joining the voices of the students and faculty who have restarted this petition to rename the Calhoun Honors College.”
There are many players in the NFL who are doing good things for change in the world, and it wouldn't be shocking if Watson wrote another book or two before he retires. Texans fans hope one of those books will be about him leading the team to a championship.