CLEMSON in the NFL

Lawrence is regarded as a top-10 pick in the 2019 draft.
Lawrence is regarded as a top-10 pick in the 2019 draft.

Clemson DT to forgo senior season for NFL


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Clemson All-American defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday, via social media.

"I have given Clemson all I have," Lawrence said. "Through prayers and conversations with my family, I believe that my next step in life is to forgo my senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft."

Regarded as a top-10 first-round NFL selection, Lawrence earned first-team All-ACC honors with 44 tackles (7.5 for loss), three pass breakups, 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick and a rushing touchdown this season.

Lawrence had a tough close to his career after being one of three Tigers to test for trace amounts of an NCAA-banned substance, which forced him to miss both of Clemson's Playoff games.

A former five-star prospect, Lawrence earned All-American honors in 2017 and freshman All-American honors in 2016.

"I don't even know where to begin right now," Lawrence said to start his social media statement. "Clemson has been a true blessing for me these past three years. I have accomplished the three things I wanted the most: to grow as a man, to grow spiritually, and to become a better football player. I'm also thankful for all the coaches and support staff, my teammates, my brothers for life, and the friendships and connections that I have made during my time here. I'm thankful for my professors, and I'm thankful for the fans. You are the best fans in the world for the support you have given me and for helping me achieve these goals...Thank you for all that you have given me and I ask for your continued prayers and support as I enter the next phase of my life."

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TigerNet News®
spacer Thanks for all you’ve done for this team, Big Dex!
clemsonstud05®
spacer And, believe you over the NCAA drug testing agency.***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: Thanks for all you’ve done for this team, Big Dex!
dgcannon39
spacer You are family Big Guy . . .
Skeeta56®
spacer Thank You Big Dex**********
Tazger
spacer Dang! But fully expected and a smart decision. I hurt a little for you that you
lovingit®
spacer Re: Dang! But fully expected and a smart decision. I hurt a little for you that you
dgcannon39
spacer Re: Dang! But fully expected and a smart decision. I hurt a little for you that you
Dugatiger®
spacer Good for him! Now he can eat all the ostarine he wants.
go_all_tigers
spacer Re: Good for him! Now he can eat all the ostarine he wants.
dgcannon39
spacer Re: Good for him! Now he can eat all the ostarine he wants.
gvillenative
spacer Re: Good for him! Now he can eat all the ostarine he wants.
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: Good for him! Now he can eat all the ostarine he wants.
TigerFaction
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Coot_Smash
spacer Thanks NCAA. Thanks alot***
jtiger1®
spacer Thank you Big Dex. NCAA swallow glass.***
ColaTownTiger
spacer Re: Thank you Big Dex. NCAA swallow glass.***
ddclemson
spacer Re: Thank you Big Dex. NCAA swallow glass.***
dgcannon39
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ALLIN803®
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dgcannon39
spacer Thank you, Big Dex, for the great times - we love you!
oldhaitianrat®
spacer Thanks D! You are one of my all time favorite Tigers players
ctigerfan
spacer thanks big dex, and good luck in the nfl.***
sav82tiger
spacer Big Dex! Best of luck in the NFL...you will be missed Tiger
ClemBert
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Looking forward to watching you on Sundays, Big Dex.
TigerHawk76®
spacer Way to go, Big Dex! Nothing but class all
David78®
spacer I hope the CUAD continues to track the NCAA sabotage...
iTiger®
spacer Re: I hope the CUAD continues to track the NCAA sabotage...
gvillenative
spacer Big Dexter is one of the all-time great Clemson Tigers!
Clemson81to85
spacer If he was thinking about even a little, the NCAA took care
LKN Tiger
spacer Hate seeing him go but don’t blame him at all.***
Hi Cotton Tiger
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TgrDot®
spacer The win was for big Dex
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