Trevor Lawrence Confirms This Season Is His Last at Clemson


Trevor Lawrence has confirmed the worst-kept secret in college football.

The superstar Clemson quarterback recently told ESPN that this season will be his last before moving on -- presumably to the NFL.

The junior, who turns 21 next month, said on "College Game Day" that he plans on receiving his degree at semester's end.

"I'm graduating in December, planning on this being my last season," Lawrence said. "Just really excited to have one more with my brothers, my teammates, my coaches that I've grown so close to over the past couple years."

NFL scouts and fans have drooled over Lawrence since he took over at Clemson as a true freshman two years ago, a dream season that culminated in a national title for the Tigers and title-game MVP for Lawrence.

The George native was too young to qualify for this year's draft, but likely would have gone among the top few picks had he been eligible.

Lawrence's path to superstardom hit a minor hiccup last season when he was somewhat eclipsed by LSU QB Joe Burrow, who claimed Heisman Trophy honors and bested Lawrence's Tigers in the national championship game.

Even still, the consensus emerging around Lawrence as a can't-miss future star quarterback has scarcely been seen in the NFL since Andrew Luck's run of brilliance at Stanford a decade ago.

Lawrence turned heads this summer when he spoke out against the potential postponement of the college football season. His stance earned the praise of President Trump, who claimed he spoke to Lawrence and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, and encouraged them to "go play football."

In the "Game Day" interview, Lawrence indicated he stands by his decision to speak up.

"I definitely respect everyone else's decision, but at the end of the day I'm a football player," Lawrence said. "I mean, I'm more than that, but that's what I love to do."

For the NFL's cellar dwellers, the Tank for Trevor watch is on.

Clemson was set to open its season on Saturday against Wake Forest.

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