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Trevor Lawrence
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Lawrence in 2017
Clemson TigersNo. 16
Quarterback Sophomore
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Date of birth: (1999-10-06) October 6, 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Career history
High school: Cartersville (GA)
 College(s):
*Clemson (2018–present)
Bowl games
*2018 Cotton Bowl Classic (MVP)
Career highlights and awards
* CFP National Champion (2018)
Stats at ESPN.com

Trevor Lawrence (born October 6, 1999) is a collegiate American football quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. Lawrence was one of the most highly rated quarterback recruits ever, with multiple recruiting experts calling him a "once in a generation" type of player.[1][2]

Early yearsEdit

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee,[3] Lawrence attended Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia. As a junior in 2016, he was The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year after completing 250 of 406 passes for 3,904 yards and 51 touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore, he passed for 3,655 yards and 43 touchdowns and as a freshman had 3,042 yards and 26 touchdowns.

From his sophomore year to his senior year, Lawrence led the Purple Hurricanes to 41 straight victories, winning two state championships and four region titles while also receiving numerous national high school player of the year honors. In 2017, Lawrence broke the Georgia state record for passing yards and passing touchdowns, which were previously owned by Deshaun Watson, who also played for the Clemson Tigers.[5][6]

Lawrence was a five-star recruit and ranked as the number one overall recruit in his class by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Lawrence was only the fifth player since 2002 to be the consensus No. 1 prospect, along with Jadeveon Clowney, Vince Young, Ernie Sims and Robert Nkemdiche. Lawrence went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 overall player in the Rivals.com Top100, also the first since Clowney and Nkemdiche.[7][8]

Lawrence is regarded as the best quarterback prospect ever by Mike Farrell of Rivals, who said the following: "He’s the most special quarterback prospect I’ve seen in all my years at Rivals. Josh Rosen used to hold that title until Lawrence came along but I’ve never seen someone with his combination of size, arm strength, accuracy, field vision, mobility and all the intangibles needed to be great. (...) There have been some amazing talents I’ve seen at Rivals over the years with different skill sets from Vince Young to Matthew Stafford and more, including Rosen, but Lawrence is a different category. Every time I see him, he reminds me of Peyton Manning, except he’s more athletic with a better arm. I know that’s heady and ridiculous stuff, and people who know me know I don’t say stuff like that often, but this kid is special. The comparisons are accurate."[9] On December 16, 2016, Lawrence committed to Clemson University to play college football.[10][11]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Trevor Lawrence
QB
[[Cartersville, Georgia]] Cartersville High School 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 208 lb (94 kg) Dec 16,
2016 
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Overall recruiting rankings:
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


College careerEdit

2018Edit

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After being named the starting quarterback in week 5, beating out Kelly Bryant, Lawrence led Clemson to an undefeated regular season and a 42–10 victory over Pittsburgh in the ACC championship game and a bid to play in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers were ranked #2 in the College Football Playoff and defeated Notre Dame 30–3 in the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic, advancing to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game, where they defeated Alabama, 44–16. Lawrence became the first true freshman quarterback to start for a National Champion since Jamelle Holieway in 1985.[12]

After throwing for 3,280 passing yards and 30 touchdowns and being named Offensive MVP of the National Championship and Cotton Bowl games, Lawrence was awarded the National Freshman of the Year and Archie Griffin Award by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.[13] He was also awarded ACC Rookie of the Year honors.[14]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Cmp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rtg Att Yards Avg TD
2018 Clemson 15 11 259 398 65.1 3,280 30 4 157.2 60 184 3.1 1
Career 15 11 259 398 65.1 3,280 30 4 157.2 60 184 3.1 1

Personal lifeEdit

Lawrence is the second son of Jeremy and Amanda Lawrence. Lawrence has an older brother named Chase and a younger sister named Olivia. Lawrence enjoys fishing.[15]

Lawrence is a Christian. Lawrence has said, "Football's important to me, but it's not my life. It's not the biggest thing in my life. My faith is. That just comes from kind of knowing who I am outside of that. I just know, no matter how big the situation is, it is not really going to define me...I put my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know that He says I am."[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kirshner, Alex (September 8, 2018). "Who is Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence?". Vox Media. https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2017/5/9/15586904/trevor-lawrence-qb-clemson-2018-signee. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. 247Sports staff (December 6, 2017). "Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields? Debating 2018's top battle". CBS Interactive. https://247sports.com/Article/247Sports-football-recruiting-Debating-Trevor-Lawrence-or-Justin-Fields-111838848. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. Birchfield, Jeff (December 5, 2018). "Freshman Sensation: East Tennessee native Lawrence leads Clemson to playoff". Johnson City Press. https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Football/2018/12/05/Freshman-Sensation-East-Tennessee-native-Lawrence-leads-Clemson-to-playoff. "His older brother Chase was born in Johnson City and Trevor in Knoxville, they lived in Washington County before his family moved to Cartersville, Georgia."
  4. Holcomb, Todd (December 22, 2016). "Cartersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is 2016 Player of the Year" (in english). Cox Enterprises. https://www.ajc.com/blog/high-school-sports/cartersville-quarterback-trevor-lawrence-2016-player-the-year/4arVCfW3b423sewnXbgp0H/.
  5. Kornblut, Phil (July 17, 2016). "Top QB recruit narrows choices to Clemson, UGA". Evening Post Industries. http://www.postandcourier.com/sports/top-qb-recruit-narrows-choices-to-clemson-uga/article_12350cf6-d5b2-5f32-9365-021173f328db.html. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  6. Barnett, Josh (October 14, 2015). "How Trevor Lawrence, nation's No. 1 sophomore football recruit, survives the hype". Gannett. http://usatodayhss.com/2015/how-trevor-lawrence-nations-no-1-sophomore-football-recruit-survives-the-hype. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  7. "Trevor Lawrence, 2018 Pro-style quarterback". December 15, 2016. https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2018/trevor-lawrence-1731. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  8. "Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, Pro-Style Quarterback". https://247sports.com/Player/Trevor-Lawrence-61350/. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  9. Farrell, Mike; Gorney, Adam (November 19, 2018). "Ask Farrell: Is Trevor Lawrence the best QB prospect of Rivals era?". https://n.rivals.com/news/ask-farrell-is-trevor-lawrence-the-best-qb-prospect-of-rivals-era-. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  10. Hamilton, Gerry (December 16, 2016). "Clemson lands Trevor Lawrence, No. 1 QB recruit of 2018". http://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/18291751/clemson-tigers-land-trevor-lawrence-no-1-qb-recruit-2018. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  11. Kornblut, Phil (December 16, 2016). "Nation’s No. 1 QB commits to Clemson". McClatchy. http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article121235458.html. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  12. Brown, Matt (November 5, 2015). "Best True Freshman QB Seasons" (in en). SportsOnEarth.com. http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/156583514/best-true-freshman-quarterback-seasons.
  13. Parks, Chris (January 15, 2019). "Trevor Lawrence Wins Archie Griffin Award". WBTW. https://www.wbtw.com/sports/college-sports/trevor-lawrence-wins-archie-griffin-award/1705021271. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  14. "Tigers' Lawrence Named ACC Rookie of the Year". Atlantic Coast Conference. November 27, 2018. http://theacc.com/news/2018/11/27/football-tigers-lawrence-voted-acc-rookie-of-the-year.aspx. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  15. Raynor, Grace (August 3, 2018). "The tale of Trevor Lawrence: Small town hero hits the big time at Clemson". Evening Post Industries. https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/the-tale-of-trevor-lawrence-small-town-hero-hits-the/article_3112e41a-90f7-11e8-955a-67c4da654a1a.html.
  16. Boren, Cindy (January 8, 2019). "College football's newest darling is Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, a future 'legend'". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/01/08/clemson-freshman-cements-his-status-future-legend-who-is-trevor-lawrence/. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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