The torch has been passed. Future Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence officially set the record for most career passing yards in the state of Georgia on Friday, breaking the mark set by former Clemson quarterback — and current Houston Texans rookie — Deshaun Watson.
He did it on this touchdown throw, which came just a few drives into Senior Night at Cartersville (Ga.), where Lawrence has piloted the Golden Hurricanes to a 49-1 record with two state titles.
He entered Friday with 12,961 career passing yards, needing 117 yards to break Watson’s record of 13,077, which Watson set while starring for Gainesville High from 2010-14.
Lawrence, who is 6-foot-6 and 208 pounds, is one of the highest-rated players in the country and the No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He committed to Clemson on Dec. 15 and held offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Florida and LSU, among others.
Lawrence also entered the game needing 6 touchdown passes to break Watson’s career scoring record. So stay tuned, because that record could fall as well.