As a star player for the reigning national champions and the early 2019 Heisman Trophy frontrunner, one would think quarterback Trevor Lawrence would be enjoying his offseason downtime before returning to college football this spring. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Instead of resting and playing video games like many college kids, the 6-foot-5 Clemson Tigers quarterback was found on campus playing an intramural basketball game, and let’s just say it wasn’t as discrete as Lawrence probably would have liked after what happened.
After missing an open jumper on the right wing, Lawrence decided to press and get the ball back. But then an opponent set a hard screen on Clemson’s star signal caller, and he didn’t take too kindly to that.
Jogging down the floor, Lawrence pushed the screener twice before he landed on his backside and the officials stopped play.
Since this was captured on video, it’s pretty lucky this didn’t escalate any further and got any more physical than the initial shove. Sure, the Clemson quarterback snapped a little bit, but Lawrence made it sound like he had it coming at one point or another.
He even had a small apology after Barstool Sports shared the video on Instagram.
“He wanted to talk the whole game lol… still probably unnecessary. Sorry folks #ROYteam”
— Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence via Instagram
Lawrence, who threw for 3,280 yards with 30 touchdowns as a true freshman last season and torched Alabama during the College Football Playoff national championship game, will soon learn that the cameras are always watching him, but thankfully neither the boldest kid on Clemson’s campus, nor the Cartersville, Georgia star quarterback wasn’t hurt.
So many are going to question why this NFL hopeful signal caller was playing in an intramural basketball game to begin with. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney can’t be happy about this, right?
Nevertheless, it happened and there’s a decent chance that’s the last time we’ve seen Lawrence on the hardwood for a little while.