Everyone focused on Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm going into the 2018 college football season, but by season's end, it was Trevor Lawrence who took the nation by storm.
Lawrence had an uphill battle coming to Clemson due to the depth on the roster. Kelly Bryant was the starting quarterback for the Tigers and took them to the College Football Playoff the year prior.
It wasn't an easy decision for Dabo Swinney to make, but he ultimately decided to make Lawrence the starter in the middle of the season.
Clemson rode the right arm of Lawrence to a national championship, as the former five-star recruit threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns against Alabama.
Somehow, Lawrence went under the radar until the final game of the season. That certainly won't be the case heading into his sophomore season.
With the upcoming season on the way, ESPN released this awesome feature on Lawrence:
In his first year playing for Clemson, Lawrence finished with 3,280 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Lawrence will have the chance to make a run at the Heisman Trophy and another championship in 2019. The Georgia native could also validate his status as the best quarterback prospect in the country.
As long as Lawrence is playing for the Tigers, it's safe to call them contenders.