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NFL NOTES: Jacksonville Jaguars Sign QB Trevor Lawrence

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie QB Trevor Lawrence.

The Jaguars selected Lawrence with the first overall pick of the 2021 draft. Lawrence played in 40 games with 36 starts at Clemson from 2018-20. His 34-2 (.944) record as a starter is the third-best winning percentage by a starting quarterback with at least 30 career starts in college football history since 1978.

He finished his career undefeated as a starter in regular season play and did not lose a regular season game at either the high school or collegiate levels. Lawrence led the Tigers to a national championship as a true freshman in 2018.

For his career, Lawrence completed 758-of-1138 passes (66.6 percent) for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He holds several school records, including career winning percentage (.944), pass efficiency rating (164.3) and yards per passing attempt (8.87).

He is one of six quarterbacks in ACC history with at least 10,000 passing yards and the only quarterback in ACC history to win three ACC Championship Games. Lawrence added 231 rushes for 943 yards and 18 rushing TDs on the ground during his three years with the Tigers.

Originally from Cartersville, Ga., Lawrence was a four-year starter at Cartersville High School where he compiled a 52-2 record, including a 41-game winning streak. He finished his career with four regional titles and two state championships.

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