William Trevor Lawrence was born on October 6th, 1999, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia, where he played both football and basketball. As a junior in high school, Lawrence was named The Atlanta Journal- Constitution player of the year having gone 250 for 206 for 3,904 yards and 51 touchdowns. His high school career would be quite successful as he would lead the team to 41 straight victories, winning two state championships and four region titles along the way. He was highly touted as one of the best quarterbacks in high school football and, in December of 2016, he committed to Clemson University.
Lawrence would make a smooth transition to college and in his three seasons at Clemson, Lawrence led the team to a 34-2 record, threw for 10,098 yards while throwing 90 touchdowns to only 17 interceptions. He would also throw in 18 rushing touchdowns for good measure. In his freshman season, Lawrence helped guide Clemson to a National Championship as Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. The following year, Clemson would lose in the National Championship to LSU. Lawrence has been one of the highest regarded prospects at every level. NFL teams began to “Tank for Trevor” as he was seen as the consensus top choice for the number one pick in the draft.
That scenario panned out as the Jacksonville Jaguars chose Lawrence at number one overall. His NFL career has gotten off to a slow start as the Jaguars are 0-4 with Lawrence as their quarterback, which is more games than he lost in total before coming to the NFL. Transitioning to the NFL is always tough and Lawrence will have his ups and downs, but the sky is the limit for him.
By STEVE FARACE