Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Out After Suffering Concussion Symptoms vs. Syracuse

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2018

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game between Georgia Tech and Clemson, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence missed the majority of Saturday's 27-23 win against the Syracuse Orange with concussion symptoms.

Late in the first half, Lawrence was stumbling to the turf when he took a shot to the head from Orange defensive back Evan Foster.

After the game, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney provided an update, "Trevor is doing great. He wanted to come back in and play. He had concussion like symptoms, but you don't play with that. You gotta trust your team doctors."

New backup quarterback Chase Brice was 7-of-13 for 83 yards and an interception in relief of Lawrence.

Through Clemson's first four games, Lawrence split time at quarterback with incumbent starter Kelly Bryant. The freshman passer took over as the clear No. 1 option ahead of the Tigers' matchup with Syracuse.

Bryant subsequently announced his plans to transfer to maintain one more year of eligibility under the NCAA's new rules.

Going with Lawrence as the starting quarterback made sense. He was the No. 1 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings, and he should continue to get better as he gains more experience at the college level.

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