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How Deshaun Watson
Finds Time for Gratitude

The star quarterback shares his approach to giving back for the holidays.

Deshaun Watson in a living room holding a remote control and standing in front of a wall where he is projecting practice footage from The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector. Deshaun Watson in a living room holding a remote control and standing in front of a wall where he is projecting practice footage from The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector.

#TeamGalaxy member Deshaun Watson is one of the most prolific passing quarterbacks today. Yet, when the holidays arrive, he’s doing more than breaking passing records. He’s passing glory and gratitude on to those who have supported him most. To keep you inspired for the holidays, we break down what gift giving means to him and how he finds the time to give back.

Star quarterback, Deshaun Watson shares his take on how to show gratitude and give back to those he cares about over the holidays. He discusses figures who supported him growing up, like his mom who kept him focused as a kid, his high school coach who shaped his talent, as well as his college coaches, advisers and teammates. As he dives into his philosophy of giving back, he wraps gifts, like the Galaxy Tab S7+, the Jetbot Mop and The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector. The last one reminds him of all the game film he analyzed with past coaches. Today, he's paying it forward by being the role model that the people in his past were for him. Star quarterback, Deshaun Watson shares his take on how to show gratitude and give back to those he cares about over the holidays. He discusses figures who supported him growing up, like his mom who kept him focused as a kid, his high school coach who shaped his talent, as well as his college coaches, advisers and teammates. As he dives into his philosophy of giving back, he wraps gifts, like the Galaxy Tab S7+, the Jetbot Mop and The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector. The last one reminds him of all the game film he analyzed with past coaches. Today, he's paying it forward by being the role model that the people in his past were for him.
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Giving is as much of a blessing as receiving

Gift giving is a Watson family tradition that’s not just about buying things. “We didn’t have the means to give each other gifts growing up,” Deshaun says. For him, it’s about remembering his past, reflecting on his success today and thanking those who made it all possible. He credits his mom above all. “The impact my mom had on my life is everything.” He is also grateful for a high school football coach who shaped him on and off the field. That’s why it’s a blessing to give the Q90T QLED TV to his mom or The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector to his coach as a reminder. “Coaches would project game footage and I would spend hours watching it,” he says.

“Technology allows me to reach young people all over the world. By having access to success stories, it helps you believe in your own.”

Deshaun Watson sits on the couch smiling and striking a pose while next to him is the Galaxy Flex on a side table and the Galaxy Tab S7+ and Samsung Jetbot Mop on the coffee table. Deshaun Watson sits on the couch smiling and striking a pose while next to him is the Galaxy Flex on a side table and the Galaxy Tab S7+ and Samsung Jetbot Mop on the coffee table.
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Paying attention makes for better gift giving

Deshaun takes a thoughtful approach to finding gifts for friends and family. “I always try to pay attention throughout the year to see what would feel special to them.” To shop for gift ideas and connect with loved ones on the road, he leans on the Galaxy Tab S7+ and the Galaxy Book Flex. With a charitable foundation to manage and emails to send, Deshaun says “the Galaxy Book Flex allows me to be everywhere” while he prefers the Galaxy Tab S7+ for connecting on-the-go, “it's the best for video calls with its front-facing camera.”

Deshaun Watson stands next to a mantle, looking down at his Galaxy Z-Fold 2 5G, while practice footage is projected behind him by The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector. Deshaun Watson stands next to a mantle, looking down at his Galaxy Z-Fold 2 5G, while practice footage is projected behind him by The Premiere 4K Smart Laser Projector.
Keep your holiday spirit up
To avoid burnout, Deshaun uses the Samsung Health app to monitor his heart rate and rest.*
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Finding time starts with a clear plan

Deshaun’s a busy guy, but he still knows how to give back during the busy holiday season. As he says, “You always find time for the ones you love.” His secret is to have a clear plan for the week ahead and a visual calendar. He considers Samsung Notes to be “the best way to manage what I have to get done for the day, especially in-season when Tuesday is the only day in the week I have to attend to personal and non-football commitments.”

Deshaun Watson sitting down on the couch holding the Galaxy Book Flex which shows an old polaroid photography of him as a kid holding a football. Deshaun Watson sitting down on the couch holding the Galaxy Book Flex which shows an old polaroid photography of him as a kid holding a football.
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Be a doer in someone else’s life

When reflecting on his mom, past coaches and many others, Deshaun comes full circle. “The holidays always remind me that I want to be that person in other people’s lives: the person that all those people were for me.” With his foundation, a strong online presence and the help of his Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, he can take this mission even further. “Technology allows me to reach young people all over the world. By having access to success stories, it helps you believe in your own.” As we move into a new year, Deshaun’s philosophy might be just the inspiration we need.

A tight headshot of Deshaun Watson framed in a circle. A tight headshot of Deshaun Watson framed in a circle.

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*The heart rate software functions are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

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