Meet Clemson's key players vs. Notre Dame: Trevor Lawrence
Meet the key players for Clemson when the Tigers meet Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday in Charlotte:
Noteworthy: Clemson’s junior quarterback is the winningest in school history at 33-1. He is expected to be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft and is one of only five players in ACC history to be responsible for 100 career touchdowns. ... He became the first freshman to guide his team to the national title since Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway in 1985. ... He wears uniform No. 16 in honor of his boyhood idol, Peyton Manning.
Previously: Lawrence missed Clemson’s Nov. 7 two-overtime loss at Notre Dame while continuing his recovery from COVID-19. ... He was outstanding in guiding the Tigers to a 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the CFP Cotton Bowl semifinal in 2018, completing 27 of 39 passes for 327 yards with three touchdowns.
Quoteworthy: “He’s long, he’s tall, he’s really smart in terms of where he goes with the ball. He doesn’t make a lot of bad decisions. He’s really fast. He’s got a lot of velocity on the ball. He really puts the ball where it needs to be. Other than that, I don’t think he’s very good.” – Pitt defensive coordinator Randy Bates on Lawrence