Normally, if a college football team loses four of its five starting offensive linemen from the previous season, there’s some concern about replacing those players.
The Maxwell Football Club announced Friday that Clemson running back Travis Etienne and quarterback Trevor Lawrence have been named as two of 90 players on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the most outstanding player in college football.
Last season in Clemson’s offense, the production from the tight ends in the passing game was down compared to in years past. That’s likely to change this season.
On Thursday, organizers for the Wuerffel Trophy announced that Clemson running back Darien Rencher and South Carolina offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum have been named as two of a record 114 players on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy.
Clemson’s offense was already preparing this spring to replace the production that Tee Higgins took with him to the NFL.
South Carolina senior Parker White has been named to the 30-player watch list for the 2020 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, announced Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
The best news of the offseason for Clemson came not long after the Tigers lost in the national championship game — that Travis Etienne would return for another year.
As preseason college football award watch lists continue to be released, Clemson and South Carolina players continue to represent their schools on them.