Clemson’s junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence has accomplished a lot during his first two years in college. He won a national championship in 2018, played in another last winter, brought home the 2018 Archie Griffin Award and was the 2018 ACC Rookie of the Year.
Soon, Lawrence will add another ring to his collection. But this one will be of a different sort.
Over the weekend, Lawrence posted on Instagram that he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Marissa Mowry.
They had been dating for six years before Lawrence took a knee in the middle of Clemson Memorial Stadium to ask Mowry to marry him. Mowry is also entering her junior year of college, as a soccer player at Division-II Anderson University in South Carolina. The couple met in high school in Cartersville, Georgia.
Earlier this year, as people began to experience the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Lawrence and Mowry began a GoFundMe page to help raise money for families in need. They temporarily removed the page due to NCAA compliance issues, but the NCAA made an exception during the coronavirus outbreak and allowed the page to return. Together, Lawrence and Mowry raised more than $4,200.
The couple’s eagerness to help those in need stems from a relationship with Christ.
Last September, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, Lawrence said his talent on the football field was a gift from God.
“I don’t think anyone has abilities for no reason,” Lawrence said. “I don’t think anything is coincidence. God gave me these things for a reason, not just talent on the field, but other opportunities to be a light to people.”
Even before making a name for himself in a Tigers uniform, Lawrence made headlines for his faith in Christ. He boldly declared that his identity rests in Jesus during a press conference in September 2018:
"I put my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know that He says I am."
– Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence pic.twitter.com/y0Hl0uQOwD
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) September 24, 2018
“I put my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know that He says I am. Like I said, it really does not matter what people think of me or how good they think I play. That does not really matter. That has been a big thing for me, in my situation, just knowing that and having confidence in that,” he said.
Heading into this fall, Lawrence is one of the Heisman Trophy favorites and his Clemson Tigers are considered the front-runners for the national championship. Many expect Lawrence to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft at the conclusion of the season.
“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea — the Lord on high is mighty.” — Psalm 93:4
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