Lawrence named ACC Rookie of the Year

Lawrence named ACC Rookie of the Year

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Lawrence named ACC Rookie of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been selected as the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.

Lawrence led the way in balloting among a select panel of 46 media members and the league’s 14 head coaches. Syracuse safety Andre Cisco received the nod as the 2018 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Lawrence, who was also honored as the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year, has held a steady hand since taking the reins as Clemson’s starting quarterback, helping to guide the three-time defending ACC champions to an unbeaten regular season, a fourth-straight Atlantic Division championship and a No. 2 national ranking.

A five-time ACC Rookie of the Week, Lawrence has thrown for 2,488 yards in his freshman season, and the Cartersville, Georgia, native’s 22 touchdown passes are tied for the ACC lead. Lawrence has thrown for at least 300 yards on three occasions, and his 393 passing yards in the regular-season finale against South Carolina were the most by a Clemson quarterback in the series’ 116-game history.

 

Lawence becomes the seventh player in school history to earn the overall ACC Rookie of the Year award:

1979 – Chuck McSwain, TB

1987 – Terry Allen, TB

1990 – Ronald Williams, TB

1995 – Anthony Simmons, LB

2005 – James Davis, RB

2011 – Sammy Watkins, WR

2017 – Trevor Lawrence, QB

ACC Rookie of the Year voting:

ACC Rookie of the Year
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 57
Xavier Thomas, DE, Clemson – 1
Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse – 1
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State – 1

ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 57
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State – 2
Tobias Oliver, QB, Georgia Tech – 1

ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse – 40
Xavier Thomas, DE, Clemson – 10
Jaiden Woodbey, LB, Florida State – 5
Charlie Thomas, LB, Georgia Tech – 3
Trey Morrison, CB, North Carolina – 2

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