Football

Photo of a pee-wee football player.

Bobby Gruhn Field - Gainesville City Schools

An aerial view of Bobby Gruhn Field.

North Hall High School Stadium

An aerial view of North Hall High School Stadium

Photo of Deshaun Watson, a Gainesville hometown hero.Hometown Hero

“I never forget where I come from. It means everything.”

Deshaun Watson calls Gainesville his home and is truly a hometown hero. Watson was the first freshman quarterback to start for Gainesville High School’s Red Elephants. He went on to play for Clemson where he led the team to a national championship in 2016. He currently plays for the Houston Texans where he was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2018.

Learn about Gainesville's other Hometown Heroes.