Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence declares for NFL Draft

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence declares for NFL Draft
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence holds up the trophy after Clemson's 29-23 win over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Source: Rick Scuteri)

CLEMSON, S.C. (WCSC) - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has officiall declared for the NFL Draft. The leader of the Tigers made the announcement with a video posted to social media on Wednesday morning titled “Thank you, Clemson”.

The decision, which came as no surprise, ends one of the greatest careers in Clemson football history. Lawrence over his 3 seasons in Death Valley threw for over 10,000 yards, 90 touchdown passes to just 17 interceptions and also rushed for 18 scores.

He also leaves as one of the winningest players in college football history. Over 3 seasons, Lawrence’s record with Clemson was 34-2. That includes 3 trips to the College Football playoffs, 2 times playing in the National Championship game and winning the National Title in his freshman season.

In his final season, Lawrence threw for over 3,100 yards, 24 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. All that despite missing time due to contracting COVID-19. He finished 2nd in the voting for the Heisman Trophy behind Alabama’s DeVonta Smith.

Lawrence is widely expected to be the top overall pick in the NFL Draft this April which is currently owned by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He would be the first player from Clemson to be taken with the top overall pick in the draft.

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