Former Tigers Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne to be Jacksonville Jaguars

They won a national title together at Clemson and now, Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will be suitable again for the same team – the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lawrence, the top pick in the overall standings in the NFL draft which started on April 29, and Etienne, the 25th overall pick, made history as the first quarterback / running back duo selected in the same. school by the same team in the first round since 1967, Clemson Athletics said in a statement on ClemsonTigers.com.

Lawrence and Etienne on the field, photo provided by Clemson Athletics

“The Jaguars get a winner, a capital winner, a winner,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said of Lawrence. “They become a great human being, a great leader and a highly skilled footballer.”

Etienne, who Clemson says is one of 12 players in FBS history with over 4,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards, is a complete threat out of backfield, Swinney said.

“He’s a first, second and third down player, and he can change the game of any game, any quarter. Every time he touches the ball he’s one of those guys to remember. “

According to the university, only three Clemson running backs have gone to the first round since the NFL merged in 1967: Terrence Flagler, CJ Spiller and Etienne.

Photo provided by Clemson Athletics

Lawrence helped Clemson to the program’s third national title in 2018, starting the last 11 games of the Tigers’ first 15-0 campaign since 1897. He is also the college’s winningest quarterback – 34 wins in 36 starts. .

He won the Bobby Bowden Trophy and ACC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the 2020 Heisman Trophy.

For updates on the NFL draft, visit clemsontigers.com/2021draftcentral.

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