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Former No. 1 QB recruit, true freshman starter: Football is not the biggest thing in my life

Trevor Lawrence is really, really, really, really good at football. The quarterback from Cartersville, Ga., was the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2018, enrolled at Clemson and needed only a month of action to unseat senior starter Kelly Bryant. Through four games as a collegian, Lawrence has completed 39-of-60 passes for 600 yards with nine touchdowns against two interceptions. Versus Georgia Tech on Saturday, he hit 13-of-18 throws for 176 yards and four touchdowns with one pick, a performance that convinced Clemson's coaches to put the No. 3 team in the country's national championship aspirations in the hands of a true freshman.

Anything that lies within Lawrence's pigskin dreams is within his grasp.

But just because Lawrence is exceptionally gifted at football doesn't mean he's obsessed with it.

As he explained (I'm not sure when the clip occurred, but it's not important) Lawrence's first allegiance is to his faith.

"Football's important to me, obviously, but it's not my life. It's not the biggest thing in my life, my faith is. That just comes from knowing who I am outside of that. I just know, no matter how big the situation is, it's not really going to define me.

Putting my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know that He says I am. Really, at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what people think about me, if they think I play or whatever, it doesn't really matter."

Two things:

First, it's pretty easy to see why Lawrence chose to spend his college years in Dabo Swinney's program.

Second, whether or not you share Lawrence's faith, his message is important for everyone in football, player and coach alike: You can succeed in football while at the same time recognizing there are more important things in life.