Is Trevor Lawrence the Greatest College Quarterback of All Time?

Published 04/16/2021, 9:20 AM EDT
Oct 24, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during their game against Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports


When it comes to American football, there’s no greater position than a quarterback. In Trevor Lawrence, the NFL is all set to welcome arguably one of the most ‘winningest’ college quarterbacks of all time.

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His stats and numbers have been flawless since his high school days. He set multiple records while playing for the Clemson Tigers while also winning the CFP National Championship in 2018. Lawrence is a 3-time ACC Champion with 10,000+ passing yards and 90+ passing touchdowns.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Lawrence is reportedly coach Urban Meyer’s preferred choice as the 1st overall pick at the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. But before that happens let’s take a look at his high school and NCAA career.

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Knoxville-born Trevor Lawrence rose to prominence while playing football at Cartersville High School. During his junior year in 2016, Lawrence was adjudged The Atlanta Journal-Constitution POTY. He completed 250 of 406 passes for 3,904 yards and 51 touchdowns.

The following year he led the Purple Hurricanes to 41 straight victories. The Georgia-based high school won 2 state championships and 4 regional titles.

He further received numerous national high school player of the year honors for his displays in 2017. He also broke the Georgia passing yards and passing touchdowns record which was previously held by Deshaun Watson (who also played for Clemson).

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Still just 21, Trevor Lawrence’s potential knows no bounds. He is definitely one of the best quarterbacks to come through the NCAA route, even surpassing the fandom of last year’s top pick, Joe Burrow.

The 2020 Heisman Trophy runner-up could be the perfect candidate to guide coach Meyer’s new-look Jaguars franchise back into the NFL Playoffs.

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Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after the Tigers beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Since his high school days, Lawrence boasts of an impressive 87-5 record as a starter. He is right up there with Peyton Manning, Deshaun Watson, and Joe Burrow, as one of the most successful college football athletes of all time.

However, the NFL is a whole different ball game. There have been numerous college quarterbacks who’ve failed to make it big in the big leagues (for example, former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel). Let’s hope Lawrence is not just an addition to that list.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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