|Full Name||William Trevor Lawrence|
|Birthday||October 6, 1999|
|NFL Team||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Relationship Status||Married to Marissa Mowry|
William Trevor Lawrence is a successful NFL quarterback famous for leading Clemson University to a national championship as a freshman. The 23-year-old phenom is poised to be a franchise-changing player for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Early Life and High School Dominance in Georgia
Trevor Lawrence was born on October 6, 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee before moving to Cartersville, Georgia at a young age. In Cartersville, Lawrence grew up with two younger brothers. He quickly became a multi-sport athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball at Cartersville High School.
On the football field, Lawrence was a dominant four-year starter at quarterback. He passed for over 13,000 yards and 161 touchdowns while leading Cartersville on a 41-game win streak. Some of Lawrence‘s most notable high school accomplishments include:
- Winning the Class 4A state championship as a junior in 2016
- Earning National Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior
- Playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he was named MVP
- Being ranked as the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2018 class by Rivals and 247Sports
Lawrence‘s prep success made him one of the most hyped quarterback prospects ever. He had his choice of any college program in the country.
Taking Clemson to New Heights
Lawrence selected Clemson University, where he immediately became the starter as a true freshman. He led Clemson to a perfect 15-0 season and national championship victory over Alabama. Lawrence set ACC freshman records with 30 passing touchdowns and 11 wins as a starting QB.
"I definitely exceeded my expectations," Lawrence said. "It‘s something special to be a part of this team."
In his sophomore campaign, Lawrence passed for 3,665 yards and 36 touchdowns while leading Clemson back to the national title game. He finished second in 2019 Heisman Trophy voting behind LSU‘s Joe Burrow. As a junior, Lawrence tallied 3,153 passing yards and 24 touchdowns while missing two games due to COVID-19 protocols. He finished his college career with a 34-2 record as a starter.
Selected #1 Overall by Jacksonville Jaguars
Entering the 2021 NFL Draft after three years at Clemson, Lawrence was the consensus top prospect across every expert board. With his combination of size, arm talent, athleticism and intangibles, many considered Lawrence the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck in 2012. The Jacksonville Jaguars, holding the #1 overall pick and needing a franchise QB, eagerly selected Lawrence first overall.
As a rookie, Lawrence passed for 3,641 yards, 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions while completing 59.6% of his passes. Despite Lawrence‘s statistical struggles, Jacksonville fans are optimistic about his future. He demonstrated toughness, leadership skills and playmaking flair that will only improve with more experience.
Scouting Profile of a Franchise Quarterback
At 6‘6" and 220 pounds, Lawrence looks the part of a prototypical NFL quarterback. His arm strength allows him to make any throw. Lawrence can zip tight window passes over the middle or launch deep balls downfield with ease. He also shows excellent touch on short and intermediate passes. While primarily a pocket passer, Lawrence has underrated mobility, using his long strides to pick up yards on the ground when needed.
Accuracy-wise, Lawrence excels at hitting receivers in stride and putting the ball where only his target can make a play. He progresses smoothly through multiple reads but can sometimes trust his arm too much. Against NFL defenses, Lawrence will need to speed up his internal clock and decision making. From a mental perspective, he draws rave reviews for his preparation, football IQ and leadership skills.
Comparisons are difficult for a generational talent like Lawrence, but his upside is similar to that of early career stars like Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and John Elway. Paired with new Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson, Lawrence gives Jacksonville the centerpiece to build a consistent winner.
Fun Facts About the Humble Star
- His long blonde hair earned him the nickname "Sunshine", in reference to the main character from Remember The Titans
- Lawrence married his high school sweetheart Marissa Mowry in April 2021
- He enjoys streaming video games in his free time and interacting with fans on Twitch
- Big fan of anime shows and Disney movies
- Has a French Bulldog named Ben that occasionally joins his Twitch streams
- Known for his humble personality despite immense hype surrounding him
- Praised by coaches and teammates alike for his tireless work ethic and desire to improve
The Sky is the Limit for Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence is already one of the most famous and marketable young stars in the NFL. But more importantly, he has all the necessary tools to back it up on the field. With his generational physical talents, high football IQ and tireless work ethic, Lawrence‘s potential truly seems limitless.
Despite early growing pains as a rookie, expect Lawrence to develop into an elite, franchise-changing quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. If he continues on his current developmental trajectory, Lawrence could go down as one of the greatest to ever play the position. For a Jaguars franchise in need of a savior, they seem to have found their man in Trevor Lawrence.