5 Things to Know About Clemson's Trevor Lawrence
From his family to his faith, there's more to the football phenom than meets the eye.
Everyone knows about the Clemson quarterback’s long blond hair and unimpeachable record but, as Trevor Lawrence and his teammates prepare to take on LSU at the Superdome tonight, we’re digging up some little-known facts about the 20-year-old sophomore.
While the outcome of tonight’s game is anyone’s guess, it’s worth noting that since Lawrence took over for Kelly Bryant during the 2018 season, Clemson has not lost a single game.
He’s Southern made:
Unlike LSU's Joe Burrow, Lawrence is Southern through and through. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, on October 6, 1999, Lawrence grew up in Cartersville, Georgia. A standout football player from a very young age, as a junior at Cartersville High School, he was named Player of the Year by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2016.
He’s the middle child:
Lawrence has an older brother named Chase—an artist—and an eight-year-old sister named Olivia.
He’s a baby whisperer:
Maybe it’s the fact that he was 11 when his little sister was born, but Lawrence is reportedly “weirdly good” with babies. It doesn’t matter if he’s never met the baby before, but somehow, whenever he’s handed a fussy baby, he manages to get it cooing and smiling. "It's weird," Lawrence’s teammate, running back Darien Rencher, told ESPN. "I don't know if it's the hair and they think he's a mom, but they legit love him."
He’s focused on faith:
Living life as a football phenom since middle school could have made Lawrence egocentric and rude, but his family and his Christian faith have kept him gracious and grounded.
“This is what we’ve always told Trevor even before he got really well-known: You’ve got to know who you are,” his mom Amanda told The Post & Courier. “If you didn’t have all these people telling you how great you are, you’ve got to still know that you’re still worthy, you’re worth somebody and you’re a child of God.”
His faith helps him keep things in perspective.
“Football is important to me, obviously, but it is not my life. It's not the biggest thing in my life. My faith is. That just comes from kind of knowing who I am outside of that. I just know, no matter how big the situation is, it is not really going to define me,” he told Clemson Insider. “I put my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know that He says I am. Like I said, it really does not matter what people think of me or how good they think I play. That does not really matter. That has been a big thing for me, in my situation, just knowing that and having confidence in that.”