Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence, prospect No. 1 overall pick, enters NFL draft

If there was any real drama left for Clemson fans, Trevor Lawrence put an official end on Wednesday, releasing a video on social media announcing that he would enter the NFL draft.

“My time here has been amazing and I will be a Clemson Tiger forever,” Lawrence said in the video.

Lawrence led Clemson to a national championship as a freshman in 2018 and recorded his first 25 wins for the Tigers before falling to LSU in last year’s title game. He made the College Football Playoff for three years of his career at Clemson. He finished second in the Heiman balloting announced on Tuesday, and is expected to be the No. 1 pick overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Clemson coach Dabo Swine told Lawrence “I’ve been the biggest winner,” and praised his QB for his work off the field.

Lawrence helped organize a social justice movement in Clemson this summer and was integral in the #WeWantToPlay movement that helped sports leaders move forward with college football season amid the coronavirus epidemic this year.

Lawrence said, “Looking back on it, I hope my legacy is that I was a great teammate and overall a great person.” “This is how I treated people. I want what I am known for to be the main one.”

Lawrence initially told ESPN’s College GameDay in October that he planned to enter the draft, but later backtracked on that comment by saying “who knows” what the future is that speculates That he could return to school if he was not happy is likely to draft him for the team.

Lawrence said at the time, “I’m just trying to enjoy my last few months, if I decide to do that.” “I’m just trying to enjoy it, and obviously I’m not trying to stir. I don’t want any more people to talk about me, which they already are, so that’s my thing That I’m never going to the corner myself, where I have to do something because of something I’ve said in the past. “

After testing positive for COVID-19 and missing Clemson’s games against Boston College and Notre Dame, Lawrence led the Tigers to a sixth straight ACC championship before dropping to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals last week Returned for

Lawrence finished his Clemson career third in school history (10,098) and second in TD passes (90).

“Lawrence said,” For all my peers over the last three years, this is the most enjoyable ride for me. “” I’ll look back on these last three years and have the best memories. “


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