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Player Spotlight: Dexter Lawrence

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While there is plenty of information circling the internet about matchups, personnel and schemes that relate to Clemson and the opponents of the Tigers, The Clemson Insider decided to also dig a bit deeper into the dynamic individual personalities of Clemson’s student athletes.

This edition of Player Spotlight highlights true freshman defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.

What is your favorite color?

“I am a blue and orange guy.”

What food can you not live without?

“I like pasta, so I would say stuff like that.”

If you could only binge watch one show on Netflix for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Person of Interest. I just enjoy that type of stuff. The crime solving and stuff like that is interesting.”

When you’re not playing football, what do you do?

“I sleep,” he said, laughing. “Yeah.”

How would your friends describe you?

“A teddy bear, yeah that’s what they would call me. A big teddy bear.”

If you didn’t play football, what would you do?

“If I could do anything, I like competing. I am a born hooper, so basketball.”

What position would you play?

“I would say a power forward position.”

If you could meet a celebrity, who would you choose?

“Lebron James. Yeah there it is, that is my dog. He just inspires me.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“I don’t think so. Everything is pretty much out there. I can sing and dance, yeah I’ve got some rhythm.”

What is something that someone might not know about you?

“Well I was born six pounds, but now I am 340 pounds,” Lawrence said, laughing.

What has been your best memory at Clemson so far?

“The first time I ran down the hill at my first game here, Troy. That was pretty special.”

Do you ever worry about tripping?

“No, I just try to take my time.”

In his free time, Lawrence also likes to have fun by trying his hand in sports reporting. On this past Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence jumped in on defensive coordinator Brent Venables’ interview session to ask his coach what he thinks of the defensive line.

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