Trevor Lawrence etched his name into the annals of Clemson and college football history with a 347-yard, three-touchdown performance in the College Football Playoff National Championship. He also earned a spot on the All-Dabo Team.
In delivering Clemson's second title in three seasons, Lawrence edged former three-time All-ACC quarterback Tajh Boyd out as the second-best quarterback in the Dabo Swinney era. And while Boyd's career stats still dwarf those of Lawrence, Boyd did not lead the Tigers to one of the most impressive wins in college football history.
Travis Etienne and Wayne Gallman earned the two running back slots so C.J. Spiller, one of the best return men of all time and, arguably the best all-purpose running back in program history, could fill the all-purpose position.
Sammy Watkins leads three first-round receivers who combined for 75 touchdowns and more than 9,000 yards.
I started with four defensive line spots. Then added one. And another…and guys like Dexter Lawrence, Austin Bryant, Kevin Dodd and Andre Branch still missed the cut. Carlos Watkins is the only All-Dabo defensive lineman who wasn't a consensus All-American.
De'Andre McDaniel had 15 interceptions and nearly 300 career tackles in four seasons.
A four-year kicker, Chandler Catanzaro, connected on 98.1 percent of his 207 extra-point attempts and missed two field goals over his final two years.
Bradley Pinion averaged nearly 43 yards on 75 punts as a junior in 2014.