The face of the 2021 NFL Draft has secured a spot with Excel Sports Management to take care of his off-field marketing and endorsement endeavors and will be joining an elite roster of talent. The projected number one draft pick is widely considered to be the most anticipated NFL player in decades. Lawrence will be represented by Excel partner and veteran marketing agent, Alan Zucker.
The 21-year-old, 6’6”, 220-pound quarterback is from Cartersville, Georgia. During high school, he began starting in the third game of his freshman year and was 52-2 as a starter in his career, which included a 41-game winning streak and 14-2 record in the playoffs. He led his team to four region titles and two state titles. He had 13,908 passing yards and 161 touchdowns against 21 interceptions in his high school career. Lawrence set state records for passing yards and passing touchdowns that were previously held by former Clemson Tiger Deshaun Watson. He was first-team all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior. After his high school career, he enrolled early at Clemson in January 2018.
After his freshman campaign at Clemson, Lawrence was a Manning Award finalist, Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist, freshman All-America selection by the FWAA, ESPN, USA Today, The Athletic, and 247Sports, Freshman of the Year, Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year, ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year, second-team All-ACC, AP ACC Newcomer of the Year, and All-ACC Academic Selection. Lawrence set school freshman records in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and wins as a starting quarterback. He finished the freshman season having thrown 169 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, breaking Cullen Harper’s single-season school record of 143 in 2007. Lawrence also became the first freshman starting quarterback to lead his team to a national title since Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway in 1985.
In his sophomore season, things continued to go well as he was one of 10 student-athletes across all sports to be named a finalist for the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award. Lawrence was also a Manning Award finalist, Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist, Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist, first-team All-ACC selection, and earned second straight All-ACC Academic Selection. He completed 268-of-407 passes for 3,665 yards with a career-high 36 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 842 snaps over 15 games. Lawrence concluded a 25-game winning streak as a starter, tied for the sixth-longest winning streak by a starting quarterback at any point of a career.
Lawrence is ending his Clemson career a year early, as he graduated from the university in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He became the second Heisman finalist in school history, (Deshaun Watson), a Maxwell Award finalist, a Davey O’Brien Award finalist, a Manning Award finalist, a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist, a Walter Camp Player of the Year finalist, a Bobby Bowden Award finalist, a AFCA Good Works team selection, a third-team All-America selection by the AP, the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACC honoree, and also captured first-team All-ACC selections from the AP and PFF. His collegiate tenure was highlighted not only by the aforementioned accolades, but also by three consecutive ACC Championships, two undefeated regular seasons, and a National Championship title in 2019.