Joshua Needelman covers Clemson for The Post and Courier. He's a Long Island, N.Y., native and a University of Maryland graduate.
Clemson defeated N.C. State, 55-10, this past Saturday and controls its own postseason fate.
The 6-foot, 235-pound James Skalski was a kicker and a punter in high school.
Clemson's orange pants are broken out only on special occasions, and at first, the Tigers' matchup at N.C. State on Saturday didn't fit the bill. Then the Tigers found out Wake Forest had fallen to Virginia Tech, meaning Clemson could clinch the ACC Division Championship with a win.
The Tigers, sporting their championship orange pants, clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title with the win.
CLEMSON — The Clemson Tigers are in the trophy business.
Clemson, the defending national champion, is No. 5 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
The Tigers have won two of the last three national championships, but the program has attracted some criticism for its strength of schedule this season.
Clemson co-offensive coordinators Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott and defensive coordinator Brent Venables have been mentioned on social media as possible candidates for the head coach opening at Florida State.
In a sport where players' faces are hidden behind masks, Lawrence is the rare national star.