Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play
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Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play

Freshman All-American leads strong cast of ACC O-linemen

Photo: Dexter Lawrence

A big guy like Dexter Lawrence usually arrives on a college campus for his initial practices as a true freshman suffering an eye-opening experience.

No longer can such specimen dominate high school opponents purely on superior physical ability. An 18-year-old loses much of that advantage once he has to take on 21- and 22-year-old men that know the tricks of the trade. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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