CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYMT) – Trevor Lawrence travels to Jacksonville as many expected when the Jaguars picked up the # 1 Clemson starter overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lawrence had a stellar career for the Tigers and decided to move to the NFL after three seasons. He was 34-2 as a Clemson starter and led the team to three titles in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the 2018 national championship.
He completed 66% of his passes in college for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. Lawrence also ran for 18 touchdowns in his career.
That season, Lawrence finished runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting for Alabama recipient Devonta Smith. Lawrence threw for 3,153 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions while missing two games after testing positive for COVID-19 in October.
Lawrence also came out on top in his final season. After George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last May, he was at the center of Clemson’s efforts to promote racial justice. Lawrence helped organize a campus march.
Lawrence was also a prominent face in the college football campaign this season when the coronavirus threatened to cancel things. He insisted on the positive aspects of gaming in a “#WeWantToPlay” movement on social media.
Since arriving in Clemson, he had been ranked number 1 overall. He said he wanted to perform for NFL teams to show that he is no different from anyone applying for a job.
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