Texans arrange Watson's travel for Clemson White House visit

Deshaun Watson and Carlos Watkins aren't Clemson Tigers any longer, but the Houston Texans are making sure both are getting one more day with the College Football Playoff national champions.

Texans owner Bob McNair arranged to fly rookie quarterback Watson, drafted No. 12 overall, and Watkins, a defensive tackle selected in the fourth round, to Washington, D.C., on Monday to join their former teammates for Clemson's visit to the White House, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Watson and Watkins will return to Houston for a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, per the Houston Chronicle. But on Monday, it was all about Clemson as Watson shared a moment at the White House with Tigers co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott:

Clemson defeated Alabama, 35-31, in January for the CFP national title, on a last-minute drive led by Watson for a comeback victory. Championship sports teams have a long history of visits to the White House, although the tradition of inviting them with regularity began with the Reagan administration.

Other Clemson players drafted this year include WR Mike Williams (Chargers), CB Cordrea Tankersley (Dolphins), RB Wayne Gallman (Giants) and TE Jordan Leggett (Jets).

Thanks to the Texans, the biggest star from last season's team, Watson, will be in attendance as the team gets one more moment in the spotlight.

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