Clemson, SC — While it had been all but a foregone conclusion, Cartersville native and now former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence made official what many assumed. He’s taking his talents to the NFL.
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Lawrence posted a video to his Twitter page Wednesday morning where he thanked his coaches, teammates, family and friends for the memories and great times as a Clemson Tiger. Watch it below.
Lawrence’s last game as a college player was a New Years Day 49-28 loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. He still managed to throw for 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the game. Lawrence was under center for the Tigers in 2018 when they won a National Championship and was named the game’s MVP.
Lawrence finished runner-up in the Heisman Trophy race Tuesday night behind Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
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While the NFL Draft is not scheduled until late April, it’s widely considered the 6-foot-6 Lawrence will be the first pick of the draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. NFL executives have said he is the best QB prospect to come out of college in several years.
It’s a quick rise to the top for a tall, skinny kid who led the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes to two state titles and 41 straight wins ending in 2017 to college football star, national champion and likely No. 1 pick in the draft.