Following the death of George Floyd, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence used his voice as arguably the most recognizable college football player in the country to contribute to the fight against racial discrimination and police brutality. He did so with a tweet at the end of May, and he's doing even more this upcoming weekend.
Lawrence and other teammates will lead a protest march on Clemson's campus this Saturday, beginning at Bowman Field at 6 p.m. ET.
Lawerence and running back Darien Rencher will be the primary speakers at the event. Wide receiver Cornell Powell and linebacker Mike Jones Jr. helped Lawerence and Rencher organize the demonstration.
The Clemson football program has been under fire for the past couple of weeks. Allegations surfaced that assistant coach Danny Pearman used a racial slur towards tight end DJ Greenlee during a practice back in 2017. While Pearman apologized to Greenlee, head coach Dabo Swinney denied the incident ever happened, saying that if he was aware of this incident, he would've fired the assistant coach.
Despite the negative attention, Lawrence and his teammates will look to instill some positivity and action He's expected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Pro teams will no doubt value the leadership he's exuded during these tough and trying times in the United States.