Clemson’s star and projected No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence declares for the 2021 NFL Draft

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has made it official. Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence has declared for the NFL Draft.

Lawrence has made this announcement just hours after the delayed 2020 Heisman Trophy ceremony presentation on Tuesday night. The talented signal-caller posted a video on his Twitter account announcing his departure from college football.

Former Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence sits next to his fiancée Marissa Mowry during the virtual 2020 Heisman Trophy ceremony
Trevor Lawrence sits next to his fiancée Marissa Mowry during the virtual 2020 Heisman Trophy ceremony (Photo by the Clemson Tigers Football/Instagram)

“My time here has been amazing, and I’ll be a Clemson Tiger forever,” Lawrence said in the video. “Looking back on it, I hope my legacy is that I was a great teammate and a great person overall, more than how I played. It’s how I treated people. I want that to be the main thing I’m known for.”

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Lawrence finished second in the Heisman Trophy vote tally. Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the prestigious award.

He already knows where he’ll be playing football in the NFL. Lawrence will be apart of the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, who will draft the talented signal-caller in April’s NFL Draft.

He’ll also get to play close to where he played high school football. He atteneded Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia.

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According to Google Maps, Cartersville, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida is nearly a six-hour drive.

This past season in Lawrence’s final college campaign, he missed two games due to the coronavirus. He played in 10 games overall, including a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

He went 231 of 334 for 3,153 yards. He had 24 passing touchdowns and five interceptions.

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In his collegiate experience, he spent three years leading the Tigers. He went 758 of 1,138 with 10,098 passing yards in 40 games.

He had 90 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, guided the Tigers to the College Football Playoff National Championship during the 2018 season. He was also named the College Football Playoff National Championship Offensive MVP in their win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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In his final campaign, he was also the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. In addition, he won the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

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